E-Cat World Technical Situation and Backup Plan

It’s been a bit of a stressful weekend here in E-Cat World land as the planned server upgrade basically crashed and burned. I finally learned that it was a directory error that caused the malfunctions that were taking place. I basically did a reset — but resetting may take some time to complete because changes made in domain name servers can take time to propagate throughout the world — as long as 48 hours I am told.

Now I am hoping to just get things back to normal and not try to do anything so ambitious that could disrupt the site further as we enter what I think could be an important period in the history of this fascinating story. I think we have seen a number of clues over the last few weeks that show we could soon be seeing the E-Cat report, and I am anticipating more activity here.

So long as there is not overwhelmingly massive traffic, I think we should be okay, as I am using a web service that distributes content around the world to various data centers which takes a lot of strain off the central server and greatly reduces the amount of bandwidth needed to handle traffic. I attempted the upgrade to provide a stronger platform for the site, and at some point I will probably again, but I don’t want to do it right now and cause further disruption.

If by some chance something drastic happens that causes ECW to seize up and emergency surgery is required, I will inform readers through my Twitter feed (@Ecat_world) and my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/frank.acland.9). I do have a backup location where I can post news and updates too — that is LENRConnect (http://ecwconnect.ning.com). In addition, I am setting up a mailing list to send out important information and announcements (e.g. report publication) to E-Cat World Readers. If you would like to be on this list you can sign up at the link on the right side of the screen, or below.


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