Improve Your Social Skills had significant downtime recently, and I wanted to let everyone know the story.
Over the past few weeks, my host noticed that my shared server was having sporadic slowdowns and timeouts. They found some configuration issues with the server, so they decided to reset the server to fix the configuration issues. The reset did not go as planned (to put it mildly), and Improve Your Social Skills was down from Friday afternoon to Sunday night (Feb 17-Feb 19.)
Needless to say, I'm incredibly frustrated. A few hours of downtime is bad enough, but three days is catastrophic. Many of you have told me how much you benefit from Improve Your Social Skills, and I'm sorry that the site was inaccessible to you for so long. I want to stress that I'm committed to Improve Your Social Skills for the long term, and the site will never go offline permanently.
Because of this, I've moved Improve Your Social Skills to a new host. Please let me know if you notice any slowdowns or downtime. My new host has a very good reputation, but if they don't live up to the hype then I want to know.
The upshot of all this is that the slowdown issues from the past should remain in the past. You should notice the site loading faster now, which should make it easier for you to read through the great content in the guide.
I'm grateful for your support of Improve Your Social Skills, and I'm deeply sorry for the outage. If you have any questions about the outage, or if you have anything else you'd like to discuss with me, please feel free to drop me a line at [email protected]
A few days after I transferred away from my old host, they had their server go down two more times. Good thing I’m safely away to a new host!