Gates of Vienna was taken down again early this morning, and remained out for most of the day. I spent a lot of that time hassling with the issue, and consulted with people far more expert than I am, trying to figure out how to correct the problem.
Now I have to deal with the backlog of work and material that accumulated in the interim. I’m not sure when normal programming will resume.
And who knows how long the site will remain up? We don’t know what’s causing the problem, so there’s no telling when it will recur. I’m told the evidence is not consistent with any kind of DoS attack; on the other hand, no other cause has been determined.
Over the long run we may be required to switch to a different hosting option, most likely a — shudder! — more expensive one.
Stay tuned. There will at least be a news feed later tonight, and maybe some other posts.