Well, what a 24 hours it has been.To be honest, I don’t know where to begin but I’ll give it my best try.
Firstly, we had a huge network attack where basically every dedicated server at our datacenter went down. This was the result of a DDOS attack on the datacenter’s network. We later found out that there was literally thousands of IP’s flooding the network and therefore clogging up apache, meaning that none of the sites on our server would load. The ironic thing about this is that our server has not been down once during the attacks – the load has been perfectly fine.
However, our apache was clogged due to the persistent connections which prevented other websites from loading on our server. I’d like to give a special thanks to one of our clients, Make, who was a fantastic aid in isolating and fixing the problem with the IP flooding.
As you all know, this is a first outage of this kind for HostedFX, and hopefully a last. This is a rare occurance for the datacenter, who have assured me that they will put in place measures to avoid future repeats of this incident. I can only thank you for your loyalty during this time as this is something that was out of our control.
All of our packages have just recieved double the amount of bandwidth. Even though this incident was not under our influence, I can completely understand your frustration and therefore see this as ‘payback’, if you will. All accounts now have the following amounts of bandwidth, dependant upon your package:
- Bronze: 60GB - Silver: 120GB – Gold: 180GB
Once again, I can only thank you for your loyalty and patience during this tough time. Now we look to push forward together, with many upgrades and additional features planned for HostedFX.
Kindest and warmest regards,