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Title: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: ozzie46 on November 09, 2012, 06:59:18 PM
 

  I haven't been able to access MEM all day. Keeps saying "server has timed out".

 Any one else having problems with it?


  Ron
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: tel on November 09, 2012, 07:05:18 PM
I'm getting the same thing Ron - have been for the last 6 hours or so, don't know what's going on.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: mklotz on November 09, 2012, 07:09:39 PM
Same problem here in LA.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: dsquire on November 09, 2012, 07:25:52 PM
Hi

Same thing is happening here in Canada. I was on about noon (6-7 hours ago) and everything seemed normal.

Cheers  :beer:

Don
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: ozzie46 on November 09, 2012, 08:13:33 PM



    Well at least it's not just me.   Thanks

  Ron
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: tel on November 09, 2012, 11:54:02 PM
Nope, not just you Ron, and it's still out this end
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: sbwhart on November 10, 2012, 01:27:51 AM
same in UK

Stew
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: tel on November 10, 2012, 02:22:42 AM
Still no change here - 11 hours later!
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Rob.Wilson on November 10, 2012, 02:41:32 AM
Ade  must have forgot to top up the meter before he went off on business  :lol:

Rob
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: arnoldb on November 10, 2012, 04:11:26 AM
I'm trying to get hold of Ade... It seems all the web services on his hosting site are down; not only the MEM Forum.

 :scratch: Maybe he did forget to top up the credits  :lol:

Kind regards, Arnold
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on November 10, 2012, 09:05:21 AM
Thanks Guys :wave:,

I was beginning to my post of the bevel gear cutting had had an adverse effect. :palm:

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: AdeV on November 10, 2012, 10:37:12 AM
Hi folks,

All back again now, sorry about that. Nothing to do with the meter, I think someone just tripped over the lead & killed it. A hard restart has fixed the problem & MEM is back again....

I'll make sure there are procedures in place to allow for a faster recovery next time, assuming I am not about (because these things only happen when I am away & not able to access t'internet....

Cheers,
Ade.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bezalel on January 16, 2013, 04:14:43 PM
Hi Guys

After a good festive season has the MEM server tripped a fuse?

I haven't been able to get my daily fix yet   :bugeye:

May be Ade might be off on a well deserved holiday,

Bez
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Alan Haisley on January 16, 2013, 04:19:18 PM
It was up for me earlier today but is down now.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Brass_Machine on January 16, 2013, 05:12:27 PM
I will look into it when I get home. On the train right now.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bezalel on January 16, 2013, 08:00:54 PM
Almost Good now .. can get to the server but there is a database glitch

thanks  :bow:
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Brass_Machine on January 16, 2013, 08:11:54 PM
Almost Good now .. can get to the server but there is a database glitch

thanks  :bow:

Getting there. trying to clear it now
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Pete49 on January 16, 2013, 08:47:34 PM
I bet he used a token instead of a coin last time a and they  :zap: him plus a 100 lines 'I must not use tokens I must use coin of the realm' :)
Pete
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bezalel on January 16, 2013, 09:07:57 PM
I think the forum mods and admins deserve to be paid in coins instead of tokens   :clap:
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on January 17, 2013, 02:58:07 AM
(http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Confused/redface-oops-6.gif)

I may be wrong but Ade was talking about trying to move MEM onto a virtual server, rather than leving it on the old hardware which had needed a number of hard resets of late.

The sooner it is back the better (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Confused/dazed-2.png)

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bluechip on January 17, 2013, 03:21:25 AM
(http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Confused/redface-oops-6.gif)

I may be wrong but Ade was talking about trying to move MEM onto a virtual server, rather than leving it on the old hardware which had needed a number of hard resets of late.

The sooner it is back the better (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Confused/dazed-2.png)

Jo

 
Was that a virtual or physical Ade talking ??
 
BC
 
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: tel on January 17, 2013, 03:21:51 AM
Still down my end - with the database error message  :zap:
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: AdeV on January 17, 2013, 05:20:44 AM
Fixed now, sorry again, I forgot to tell Arnold the Db password.... and I was cream crackered yesterday so had sodded off to bed by the time MEM had died. Again.


Jo - currently, MEM is on a Virtual Private Server, i.e. just like a real one, only faked inside a bigger one. The problems are somehow related to the MySQL database & SMF forum software. I had the occasional hard crash when it had just 1 forum on; adding MEM has just made it 100 times worse...

So, the plan is, to find a web host (rather than a dedicated server), with sufficient space for all the attachments, etc., and to move MEM to that. Unfortunatley, it takes time to sort out, which I don't have at the moment. There will be a money cost, but it's minimal and I can deal with that easily.

Currently, I am thinking of staying with Daily, but buying their lower cost web hosting deal, which gives us loads of space, a control panel, and hopefully a lot less crashes (and proper support if it does crash...)
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Pete49 on January 17, 2013, 05:36:45 AM
Ade I'm sure if you set up a paypal thingee (sorry zee) the members would be happy to help bankroll a site ...with the amount of members it would work out cheap for all and as the way it was set up lets help keep it low cost for the admin as they put countless hours in to keep it running. :headbang: A couple squid, dollars, euros what ever and its done. I don't think you or bogs (John) or anyone else involved with setting up MEM should have to cop it in the wallet for our fix. I'm more than happy to drop a coule bux in.
Pete
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: AdeV on January 17, 2013, 07:09:16 AM
Hi Pete,

You're probably right, but for the time being, I am quite happy to take on the burden. Once the site has been stable for a while, we'll re-evaluate costs.

To give you some idea, the plan I'm looking at costs 210 for 5 years... that's about 81p a week... hardly worth dipping into anyone else's pocket for that little; plus knowing the generosity of the model engineering guys, I reckon we'd end up so far in surplus we'd have a big pile of cash washing around with nothing to do.... IMHO that's too big a risk to take with other people's money.

Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Brass_Machine on January 17, 2013, 08:35:25 AM
Fixed now, sorry again, I forgot to tell Arnold the Db password.... and I was cream crackered yesterday so had sodded off to bed by the time MEM had died. Again.
...

Arnold??  :zap:
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: AdeV on January 17, 2013, 11:37:26 AM
Fixed now, sorry again, I forgot to tell Arnold the Db password.... and I was cream crackered yesterday so had sodded off to bed by the time MEM had died. Again.
...

Arnold??  :zap:

Arnold? Eric? Fred? Is that me? Hello? Anyone there? <fiddle>  :zap:

Sorry, I may be confusing me with someone else....

Today, _everything_ has gone wrong, I even managed to totally zap my laptop harddrive, which I didn't realise until I rebooted and it wouldn't come back up  :bugeye:

2 days work down the river  :Doh:
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Pete49 on January 17, 2013, 09:33:11 PM
Hi Pete,

You're probably right, but for the time being, I am quite happy to take on the burden. Once the site has been stable for a while, we'll re-evaluate costs.

To give you some idea, the plan I'm looking at costs 210 for 5 years... that's about 81p a week... hardly worth dipping into anyone else's pocket for that little; plus knowing the generosity of the model engineering guys, I reckon we'd end up so far in surplus we'd have a big pile of cash washing around with nothing to do.... IMHO that's too big a risk to take with other people's money.

Fair enough mate but don't be afaid to ask if it gets dearer (as things seem to do) I see your point though the option is there.
Pete

Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Captain Jerry on January 26, 2013, 05:28:19 PM
Here we go again? down since about 3 PM EST.  Is this the changeover or is it just me?
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: rudydubya on January 26, 2013, 05:40:03 PM
Not just you Jerry, me too.  Or maybe it's just us.

Rudy
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bluechip on January 26, 2013, 05:44:51 PM
Nope, not just you two, ... Deaded itself here too .
 
Dave BC
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: fcheslop on January 26, 2013, 05:47:04 PM
Donald Ducked this end as well
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: DarrenUK on January 26, 2013, 06:03:59 PM
Wasn't working for me earlier but seems to be ok now.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: AdeV on January 26, 2013, 06:57:52 PM
The server continues to prove troublesome.

I now have some webspace to move the site onto, going to give it a go next week.

Unfortunately, I was out all day hence the long downtime, it's back now.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Brass_Machine on January 26, 2013, 06:59:17 PM
I was out most of the day as well... had no idea it was down.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: pete3000 on January 31, 2013, 10:57:04 AM
Broke again? :Doh: :dremel: :zap:

Have you tried turning it off.................... and back on again :lol:
I'll get me coat...

Good luck with the move these things are never simple.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: AdeV on January 31, 2013, 03:40:24 PM
Honestly, this bl**dy server, if it was a physical machine I would take great pleasure in smashing it into a million pieces with a hammer (after moving the forum off it of course!)

Trying to fix it *again* now.
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on February 25, 2015, 10:43:04 AM
:doh: MEM is down can anyone else get it to load?

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: dsquire on February 25, 2015, 10:56:39 AM
:doh: MEM is down can anyone else get it to load?

Jo

Sorry Jo, It is down here as well.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

Don
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: spuddevans on February 25, 2015, 11:52:48 AM
Down for me too :scratch:


Tim
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: arnoldb on February 25, 2015, 11:56:18 AM
All.

The web host for MEM is under DDOS attack - currently all the Linux Shared Platform where MEM is hosted is down...  We'll just have to wait for them to sort it out  :coffee:.

Kind regards, Arnold
---------------
First Reported: Wednesday 25th February at 15:26

We are experiencing issues on our shared services due to a DDOS attack on our network.

The servers are running and all customer sites and VPS products are present and accessible however the attack may produce very slow response times. If you are experiencing this please refresh your page and try again.

Our engineers have been working on restoring service to full access since the issues first developed and should have this resolved soon.

We will keep this page posted with ongoing updates


Update 15:36
Our Linux Shared Platform is currently offline while we isolate the attack, so websites and FTP will be unavailable.

Other platforms and services are up and running, but will be experiencing slower speeds.

If any customers experience time-outs connecting to email, please do not reset your email passwords. The error will most likely be due to time-outs connecting to the mail platforms due to the attack, so wait until the all-clear before changing settings.

Next update will be no later than 16:00

Update 16:00

No Further update at this time, the situation is still in progress.

Next update will be no later than 16:30

Update 16:30

No Further update at this time, the situation is still in progress.

Next update will be no later than 17:00
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on February 26, 2015, 06:50:01 AM
MEM is back  :D

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: arnoldb on May 15, 2015, 04:00:53 PM
Just a quick note...

MEM is currently down, as one of the websites co-existing on the server where it is hosted has been infected with a BotNet.
The issue has been reported to the hosting ISP, and we are waiting for them to sort things out.

Kind regards, Arnold
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: lordedmond on May 15, 2015, 04:02:48 PM
Thanks Arnold

I have been getting the same error ,but sometimes I get half a page


Stuart
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on May 15, 2015, 04:08:23 PM
Thanks Arnold.

As the forum is down I have no excuse I will have to spend the night with my new fella instead  :drool:

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: arnoldb on May 15, 2015, 04:59:21 PM
Problem resolved  :D

Jo, it's easy - just switch off the computer(s) and other mobile devices - then you can have as much time as you like with the new fella  :headbang:

Kind regards, Arnold
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bluechip on June 18, 2015, 07:36:03 AM
Severely snuffed it with a 404 for me.

Anyone else ?? Tried to use non-saved URL but, alas no joy.   :(

Dave
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: awemawson on June 18, 2015, 07:48:25 AM
Opens for me
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bluechip on June 18, 2015, 08:21:23 AM
OK here now.

Must have been a transient phenomena  :lol:

Dave
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on September 25, 2016, 05:52:56 AM
Sorry I know some of you are missing your daily dose of MEM. Our service provider is busy moving our forum to a new data centre in Slough and some of the VPS services are still off line  :doh:

I've attached a photo so you know what you are missing  :thumbup:

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: bertie_bassett on September 25, 2016, 02:31:47 PM
thanks for the update Jo

i thought you might have overloaded the server with pics of all your castings :D

and your right : - that is a very simple steady rest
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on September 27, 2016, 04:05:47 AM
Sorry again .. Our service provider is still having problems with their new set up  :doh:

Computers who'd have one (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Computer/computer-17.gif)

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Xldevil on September 28, 2016, 05:50:26 AM
When will it work again?
Any estimation?
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on September 28, 2016, 06:46:53 AM
It is (currently) working  :thumbup:

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on April 14, 2017, 02:22:27 AM
Sorry I see the MEM server is having problems this morning.  :doh:

We are waiting for AdeV to get back to us on what the problem may be .

 :scratch: It is back again, it must be the internet demons at work.


Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bluechip on April 14, 2017, 02:04:59 PM
On it's ear'ole now ....  :(

Dave
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Jo on April 14, 2017, 02:35:56 PM
Thanks Dave,

I Emailed AdeV over two hours ago about it  :(

Problem is he is still on Chinese time...and you know what these newly weds are like they come up with a new set of  excuses not to check their Emails....

Jo
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: Bluechip on April 14, 2017, 04:54:54 PM
Know nothing about 'newly-wed'.  Never been in that predicament.  :D

Maybe the Instructions are in Chinglish ??   :scratch:

Dave
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: awemawson on April 14, 2017, 04:59:07 PM
At least now we'll have Ade to help us translate our instruction pamphlets via his new bride  :lol:
Title: Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
Post by: AdeV on April 14, 2017, 11:29:27 PM
Apologies gents, I was "fast asleep" when that e-mail came in.....

Looking at it now. Looks like sendmail's gone off on one.