HARRY POTTER ALPHABET → f
"Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had never seen so many things he liked to eat on one table: roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, sausages, bacon and steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, fries, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup, and, for some strange reason, peppermint humbugs."
I don't know if I'm getting this message because the server move isn't complete yet but every time I try to access the site this comes up: This Site Has Been Moved to a New Server. It may be possible to restore access to this site by following these instructions for clearing your dns cache. I followed the instructions and cleared the cache, but it still won't let me access the site, and keeps coming up with this same message. Is it down for everyone else? x
All members should have received a message from one of our lovely Global Moderators, Aubrey Rousseau, about this matter! The site is up right now, but as the server issue is due not to HSnet’s internal servers but due to the servers of the people who host the site, there are still hiccups.
You’re all advised to write or keep copies of the posts you’re composing in a word document, just in case the site goes down for a moment while you’re posting!
Just to keep you all updated, it appears that our web host has begun to switch our site over to the new server. It appears that it may take up to an hour for the transfer to complete, so please be patient during this time.
It also appears that a constant refreshing of site pages may cause the process to take longer, I know we are all impatient to get back to posting (Kath and Emma have Quid posts they need to get in!), but just letting our web host do their job is the best thing you can do.
If you find that you aren’t able to connect to the site after about an hour or two from now, you may have to reset you DNS settings. Instructions can be found here: http://www.pctools.com/kb/article/protection-software-resetting-your-dns-settings-519.html
I’ve received an email from our webhost, saying that our server will be switched this weekend, July 12 & 13. I don’t know whether or not this will result in more downtime, but it should resolve the issues we’ve been having once the move is complete. In the meantime, please continue to backup or copy your posts before you hit submit, just in case.
Thanks for your patience, guys!
Thanks to two of our lovely members and former admins, Nathaniel Ross and Viola Vane, our site now loads properly again, and chat has been re-enabled!
Now that we’re back, please join us in the current Wizengamot trial! If you don’t have a Head of Family registered for a Wizengamot seat, but would like to, go ahead and sign up here. If you don’t have a Wizengamot-eligible character, the general public can participate in the trial here.
Just an update on the downtime: our web host has been in contact with the cloud server, and they’ve isolated whatever the issue is. They’re currently working on shifting the load between their various servers, and say that we should continue to see improvements tonight and into tomorrow.
The Elsewhere board (http://www.hogwarts-school.net/elsewhere) is loading and working fine, if a little slow. PM also seems to be functioning on that board, so if you have any threads you want to work on, I’d suggest starting there! Just be sure to back up anything you attempt to post in case slow load time eats your words.
Also, please continue to check for updates here and on the tumblr, and thanks so much for your continued patience, guys. Our members are the best!
Just as a heads up, HS.net is experiencing some unscheduled downtime, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. We ARE working diligently with our webhost to resolve the issue. There is apparently some sort of problem with our cloud server, and we’re all working hard to get things running again as quickly as possible. Please bear with us! We really appreciate your patience.
In the meantime, why don’t you check out The Mother of All Character Questionnaires? It’s huge and thorough, and it could be fun to fill out a section or even the whole thing (you know, if you have five hours to kill) for your new character, your favorite character, or that character you haven’t applied yet! If you do, post your responses in the comments or link us to the blog post where you’ve answered them - we’d love to see!