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We have scheduled firewall upgrades for Sunday Oct 18 between 1:00–2:00 AM CST. We anticipate some network interruptions during this time, but they should be brief. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Strangecode Hosting Status
All servers will be rebooted May 14 between 10pm and midnight CST to fix CVE-2015-3456. Downtime will be about 5 minutes. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Strangecode Hosting Status
We have recently implemented greylisting as a filter layer on our mail servers to reduce the amount of spam received. It works by temporarily rejecting the first delivery attempt of an email, for a specific sender–recipient email address pair. Mail... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Strangecode Hosting Status
As a benefit of the migration to bigger badder servers we all get a bump in email mailbox quotas: a 12x bump to 1200MB for all accounts. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Strangecode Hosting Status
In the spirit of new, better, and faster we are planning a migration of all websites and email to new servers in October. You can look forward to receiving resource upgrades, higher performance, and a more modern OS. The migrations... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Strangecode Hosting Status
We will be upgrading the software and RAM of our firewall. This required maintenance is scheduled to occur between 3-4am PST early Thursday morning, and will effect all shared hosting servers. Downtime during the upgrade should be 20-30 minutes. UPDATE—03:18... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at Strangecode Hosting Status
We're taking advantage of recent advances in high-density memory technology, and will be upgrading the host hypervisor for servers Oak, Balsa, and Walnut to 64 GB of RAM. This should significantly improve performance for most websites, especially those which are... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Strangecode Hosting Status
We're rebooting all servers 1am PST on Dec 20 for system updates. Downtime should be about 1-3 minutes. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Strangecode Hosting Status
Today we launched a shiny new management interface for our customers, the Strangecode Hosting Controls. Access it at and you can: view and update your account details, contact info, and payment method, view and manage your hosted websites, add... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Strangecode Hosting Status
Quinn is now following Strangecode
Dec 1, 2011
We'll be rebooting all servers tonight 10pm PST to install system updates. Downtime will be about 2 minutes. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2011 at Strangecode Hosting Status
Rackspace has informed us that one of the switches in front of our servers woke up having a bad hair day. It is having intermittent connectivity issues which seems to be affecting access to server pine (aka The switch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Strangecode Hosting Status
We're moving our dev server to a new data center tonight, midnight PST. This will require an IP address change. You won't even notice it moved. Thanks for listening. UPDATE: Importing huge database dumps is taking longer than expected. We'll... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Strangecode Hosting Status
This is a transcript of what happens when—as did this morning—one of our server hard drives fail: 06:21 PST—Rackspace datacenter engineer: “Your server was alerting for a failed hard drive (ID0:0:2). We have replaced the failed drive and your server’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Strangecode Hosting Status
For the past few days we’ve been experiencing intermittent performance issues on server walnut. We’re evaluating our resource usage and traffic patterns to determine if this is just a phase or if we need to upgrade the server. We’ll update... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at Strangecode Hosting Status
Server balsa is having a little trouble right now - it's running reeeeaaaaly slowly. We're going to issue a reboot and get to get it back under control. Stand by. Update 22:34—Balsa is back up and running normally. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2010 at Strangecode Hosting Status
We're upgrading the software running our mail server tonight, after midnight PST. It is a routine update, and service shouldn't be down for more than a few minutes while we're restarting things. This affects only our mail services (pop, imap,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2010 at Strangecode Hosting Status
Rackspace will be performing emergency maintenance on the host hardware for servers Oak, Balsa, Maple, and Walnut: Monday, March 8 at 1am, PST (i.e. late Sunday night) Anticipated downtime: 30-60 minutes The RAID controller battery needs to be replaced, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2010 at Strangecode Hosting Status
This post is both an outage report and toast to success. Yesterday our server was pinned in the red thanks to heavy traffic from a newly launched (rebuilt by Beau here at Strangecode) Other sites on the same... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2010 at Strangecode Hosting Status
That's an EXTRA SAFE outlet. The ground pin is optional; just break it off with your leatherman.
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