File under “don’t build your house on rented land”.
First, it was YouTube.
12 years of videos gone in less than 60 seconds.
We are still replacing “dead” YouTube videos on our Zencart e-commerce site as we trip over them and as we migrate to a new site but
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Regarding SiteGround AI security
Your Chat Transcript on 14/12/2019
Mitch Rezman: windycityparrot receiving following error intermittently Service Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Apache/2.4.29 (Unix) mod_hive/6.27 OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips mod_fastcgi/2.4.6 Server at www.windycityparrot.com Port 443
Mitch Rezman: This question is related to account: birdandparrot.info
Mitch Rezman: sure – spike in core usage over the past 30 minutes
Lachezar U.: it could be as the site is loading fine on my end now – url:https://prnt.sc/qalk2c
Mitch Rezman: yes – buts crashing every 5 – 10 minutes and then recovering – I’ve had the site for 17 years – something is wrong – there was no traffic spike but there was a spike in core usage over the past 30 minutes – what would cause that?
Lachezar U.: that is strange, I do not find obvious reason for the spike, so let me post a ticket to our advanced techs for further investigation
Mitch Rezman: that would be great – I am waiting for my developer to mitigate a bot attack by installing Recaptcha – this is a zencart store (trying to move it to woo – https://www.screencast.com/t/q3aBaOe9
Lachezar U.: the ticket is just posted now and will be updated with more details in 15-20 minutes
Ticket 3380418 for account birdandparrot.info
Posted: 13 Dec, 2019 18:47 CST Status: Resolved
Ticket Subject: Technical Issues
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When trying to add a new post in WordPress, the site times out.
I drilled down and it looks like a really quick fix – please provide a fix at your earliest convenience. (see SG support response below)
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I checked your website and I noticed that upon creating a new post the page is loading with 404 page not found.
This is why I checked the setup of the website I noticed that there are two URLs applied for it:
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In 2004 having taken the reins of IT duties for Windy City Parrot, I moved the website from a desktop server under Catherine’s desk to a server somewhere that I forget, but within a few months enough web hosts pissed me off until I ended up on a Wolfpaw server in Tenafly, New Jersey.
We’ve been in the cloud for 15 years.
In 2005 when our Milwaukee Street (Chicago) facility burned to the ground.
Had our website been on Catherine’s desktop server with all the local backup we would have lost the entire website and would’ve had to start from scratch.
With the site on a remote server we just needed new computers so we could talk to the Internet once again.
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