Website Issues & Hosting

Hello all!

The world is stressful now and I know many of you are retreating into fandom to help manage your circumstances. Several thousand of you have been on my site daily since February. I’m writing this as I don’t want to be a source of anxiety if you try to visit a website I manage and can’t get access.

You might have noticed that there have been some loading issues with my site (and the Quantum Bang) this is due to the limits on the server/hosting service we’re currently using. Simply put, the hosted WordPress we’re using can’t handle the size of the two sites or the traffic. I expect it will also be a problem (traffic-wise) for Rough Trade in July.

Over the next two months, I will be migrating all the sites that I manage to a new host which is a lot of work and will also result in dead links on a temporary basis as domains resolve. I’ll probably start with the Wild Hare Project since it’s the smallest of the sites. My own site will follow. I’d like to move Rough Trade before the challenge starts but we’ll see how the other two moves go.

The Quantum Bang (which is experiencing more downtime than everything else combined) will also be migrated to a new host. That will happen after posting is finished for the year and before sign-ups for next’s challenge begin. Here’s hoping it goes smoothly. My site and the QB are similar in size and I have to admit to being a little nervous about the whole thing.

This isn’t a call for help on the tech front–I got this. It’s just unnerving considering the size and the amount of traffic. In fact, I’m writing this update to hopefully avoid people sending me emails when the sites go down (briefly).

I will be updating the migration schedule so you’ll know when things are happening and what we expect regarding wait times for the domains to resolve to the hosting server for the sites in question.

Thanks in advance, for your patience as this all happens. I really appreciate you all. Some of you have been with me since I was on a free site on wordpress.com and handled my crazy over there well (mostly).

As always, your donations would be appreciated.

-KM

 

Keira Marcos

In my spare time, I write fanfiction and lead a cult of cock worshippers on the Internet. It's not the usual kind of hobby for a 40ish "domestic engineer" but we live in a modern world and I like fucking with people's expectations.

16 Comments:

  1. I was gonna ask if you needed monetary help to facilitate the moves. I love all of your sites, they helped keep me sane during the Rona, and other times as well. I’ll donate what I can to help!

  2. Good luck! You’ve got this, for all that I’m sure that it will be nerve-wracking and terrifying. Looking forward to seeing how everything is on the new host!

  3. Thanks for keeping us updated Keira! I hope the migration to a new host goes smoothly and as stress free as possible.

  4. I hope the move does not add to your stress and anxitiy. I was goning to offer help if needed, but then I read further, and I am not suprised you’ve got this. LOL

  5. I hope all of the migrations go extremely well!! I so appreciate all that you put into these amazing sites. Your writing is so brilliant! When my stress is high I return and re-read my favorites.

  6. Having just migrated over 80 servers and websites for work, I do not envy you, my friend. :\ Hang in there.

  7. My very best wishes for a smooth transition. Good Luck.

  8. thank you for your hard work and good luck for the migration!
    i’m one of the people you helped with your stories in these complicated times (sorry for my english i’m french) ^^

  9. Thank you so much for all you do! I hope all the migrations go well <3

  10. Renee S Gibbons

    I’ve been reading your content and content that your sites host almost exclusively for 6+ years now and I can’t imagine having to move everything to another host. I sent a donation to do what I can to help. It’s only a fraction of what you’ve saved me in trips to the bookstore but it’s what I can do right now. I’m sure that I’ll send another after the bills are paid. You know how it is, the dogs need to eat. Well, the family does too but right now I need to get dog food. LoL

    • Thank you! I hope things are going well with you and your family. ON a for real note, I’ve made more than one trip to the store strictly because my dogs needed food. Otherwise, my husband would’ve been eating a peanut butter sandwich.

      • Renee S Gibbons

        Things are good here. I work in the pharmacy in a psych hospital. So life is just very busy. But the kids are done with distance learning (yea!!) so now I have a senior and a freshman on my hands for the fall.

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