I admit it. I enjoy people contacting me and asking technical questions. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge with strangers (people that do not contact me but surf on in) as well as, sometimes, the desperate people asking me for help as a "last resort." As with anything, this also has its limits. READ MORE…
No matter how much preparation someone may do, nothing is more of a test then going "live." After a weekend of watching the web server logs, monitoring the E-Mail server, and replying to positive feedback, I feel the transfer has been a success. Thank you, kind reader, for your support during this transition. Long time readers may see slight changes in the way the site appears, mainly due to the reduction in bandwidth that I have against what my old ISP had, but nothing drastic. Some "get-smart-really-fast" topics that I [Continue Reading]
If you are reading this message, you are on the new local server. Both domains (blkviper.com and blackviper.com) have now been transferred over. However, blkviper.com will take between 24 and 72 hours to “take effect” via DNS around the world. Due to obvious reasons, my current E-Mail address may not work or it will be routed incorrectly. If the volume of E-Mail is greatly reduced in the next few days… I will know that something is very wrong.
I may have fixed the performance issues. If you experience slow performance, please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you, kind readers, for assisting me in the performance feedback. The site seems pathetically slow and that is NOT my style. 🙂 It seems as though it is a Apache/XP problem. I am currently transferring the domain over to a different system and should be “switched” by 10:00 PM.
I made a few more adjustments to see if I can narrow down the cause of "slight delay," many times several seconds, while attempting access to the domain. If you experience slow performance, please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.
At approximately 10:30 PM, the power was restored and the domain became active again. I am still tweaking www.blackviper.com to find the right configuration for the server. Some connectivity issues may result, but if you have nothing better to do, I would like to hear about your experience.
Upon further investigation (why www.blkviper.com is down), my previous ISP’s whole city lost power @ approximately 3:00 PM. All of the UPS did not make it for as long as the power has been off. Service was going to be restored by the local Power Co @ 6:00 PM, but that has not happened as of yet.
Due to “very” high winds locally; a power pole fell, fiber exploded or a router blew up. Exactly, I do not know, but access to www.blkviper.com has been down since ~3:30 PM. However, www.blackviper.com is doing just fine. 🙂
Updated the Ask BV (FAQ) page with additional firewall configuration information pertaining to "SVCHOST.EXE": What is "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services?!?"