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Support Requests / Re: Problems with mysql
July 21, 2007, 10:42:52 AM
One has, but cannot withstand the strain, also, read the message on the freepgs homepage.

QuoteMySQL5 Database Failure 
Both hard disks have failed on the MySQL5 database server. We are waiting for the second failed drive to be replaced. We will most likely not be able to recover any data from the drives.

Can you not point your .tk domain to forward to jbodysource?
Support Requests / Re: Plesk 8.1.1 -> MySQL
July 20, 2007, 02:09:57 PM
Nevermind, here is how to do it for anyone else wondering (they always change the ....... layouts every new version)

To create a new database on your hosting account:
1 Click "Home" in the Left Hand Tab
2 On your Home page, click your domain name.
3 Click Databases.
4 Click Add New Database.
5 Enter a name for the database.
6 Select the database type that you are going to use: MySQL or PostgreSQL. Click OK.
7 To set up database administrator's credentials, click Add New Database User.
9 Type a user name and a password that will be used for accessing the contents of the database.
10 Click OK.
Support Requests / Plesk 8.1.1 -> MySQL
July 20, 2007, 08:28:36 AM
How do you setup user credentials for a MySQL DB,

I'm only familiar with older version of Plesk and not this one.

You know how people like to completely redesign things :D

Support Requests / Re: Problems with mysql
July 20, 2007, 08:22:38 AM
Hey, despite not being a member of freepgs staff i can confirm the following:

Freepgs do not perform backups of user data
- However in this case they will attempt to retrieve as much data as they can (according to admin)

Both hard disks in the MYSQL5 server RAID array have now failed (according to admin)

In most cases, the data on the MySQL5 server should not be lost.  We are attempting to run a chkdsk operation on the drive now to see if any of the "missing" files can be recovered.  [Hopefully, most users will not have any missing tables or data]

Once this new drive is in, the array will be rebuilt.  The array is not able to keep up with demands at this time.  Attempted access may result in data loss.  Once the first failed drive is replaced, we will replace the second drive to ensure we have two good drives on the system.

Thank you, Admin
Support Requests / Re: FreePgs outages are back
July 19, 2007, 02:43:27 PM
Does the Plesk Server cost extra, or are you migrating extraneous users over to the server to reduce load? :S
Support Requests / Re: FreePgs outages are back
July 18, 2007, 06:39:27 PM
As the person who regularly and offensively attacks Freepgs for their often poor service.

I feel we must give the admins broad discretion here, since hardware failures are out of their control.

I have no doubt that the admins are doing everything they can until the drive arrives to ensure site stability and integrity and that we will soon be back to the poor performance that we use to have ::)
Support Requests / Re: Absolutely Outrageous......
July 11, 2007, 08:52:37 PM
I really am quite annoyed about this....

I won't really disparage freepgs....

But the function is integral to the functionality and purpose of my site, and without it,

I my as well not have a site.
Support Requests / Re: Absolutely Outrageous......
July 11, 2007, 08:09:02 PM
Then you haven't seen my new host have you?

Support Requests / Re: Absolutely Outrageous......
July 11, 2007, 07:06:30 PM
Rest assured i've explored other options.

I use fsockopen to fake a login into a site, in order that i can fopen an URL and download its contents without the site throwing up an unknown error into a local page using fgets, strip_tags and then fwrite. I then  use file_get_contents, do a preg_match and insert the values into a MySQL DB

I can't do that without fsockopen, therefore making my hosting here totally redundant.

I've already found a new host and am migrating away from freepgs......
Support Requests / Absolutely Outrageous......
July 11, 2007, 04:55:49 PM
fsockopen, the only functionality worth a funk on this service and you disable it?

My entire site's functionality is based around it

Well, Imho, you can Cancel my account now, and i for one won't be reccomending to anyone, and will even actively discourage it.

Support Requests / Re: FreePgs outages are back
July 09, 2007, 04:05:09 PM
Yep,  2005 going on 2007, downtime wahoo.

It was down last night and until about - 1 hour ago today

I'm quite interested though - how Freepgs is continually "upgrading" its hosting - MySQL db servers etc and yet database response is sluggish and the servers seem a little slow at parsing.

I'd appreciate an Admin just letting us know whats up - it can be quite disheartening  :'(
Support Requests / Re: NameServer Problems?
October 22, 2005, 11:12:23 AM
just thought i would notify you of perhaps another problen  ???
at 12:12PM GMT+1, domain name would not resolve.
Support Requests / NameServer Problems?
October 21, 2005, 07:48:54 PM
Is it me, or did my domain just stop resolving, even though until the point where i realised it was down, i havent really changed anything in plesk???
Support Requests / GD?
October 16, 2005, 09:56:59 AM
Is GD enabled? everytime i try to run my script it asks to download  ???
on the old ran perfectly fine...a credit to a splendid service.  :)