Twisting the Hellmouth Server Status

We will post details on this page of any reasons why or may not be available.

  • 17 December 2020 - 8:24PM EST -> 9:10PM Server shut down for hosting site maintenance. Complete.

  • 30 June 2019 - Approx. 5:50AM -> 1:30PM EDT - database failed to restart after unplanned server reboot - db data drive failure 
  • 6 August 2018 approx. 9:30EST -> 12:30PM EST - Site server down. Hardware failure (needed a new motherboard)
  • 15 July 2018 - 08:00 - 09:00 EDT Briefly unavailable due to ip address change at hosting site.
  • 23 September 2017 - 11:30PM EDT - 24 September 2017 8PM EDT - Server  moved to new location. 20.5 hours of downtime.
  • 21 September 2017 - Server rebooted - down for approximately 30 minutes - reboot test prior to upcoming server move.
  • 8 May 2017 - Server down. Approximately an hour - Server hardware failure. Replaced by co-lo and we're back up!
  • 2 January 2017 - Main site & forums down for several hours (3AM - 9AM) due to a configuration issue that has now been corrected.
  • 1 January 2017 - Main site and forums was down for software upgrades and configuration updates (to support HTTPS) for several hours  and intermittently - between 8AM - 10PM EST

  • 14th June 2016 - Evening - Main site down briefly

  • 31st January 2015 - Morning (10 - 10:30AM EST) reboot after applying system patches.
  • 29th January 2015 - Early morning - Main site down for approx. 5 hours. Software issue.
  • 21st January 2015 - Evening - Now on new server. Some minor issues still being worked on. See Site news for details.
  • 18th January 2015 - Most of day - Server died -  disk failure. Plans to move to a new server moved ahead. Server in Read-Only mode.
  • 11th January 2015: Early morning - Brief outages of approx. 5 minutes due to power issues at hosting site.

  • 19th September 2014: The site will be down for approximately 60 minutes, or possibly longer, between 12:00AM and 3:00AM EST for a server move by our hosting site.

  • 16th April 2012: The site will be down for around 30 minutes at 20:00 GMT / 16:00 EDT to change the server IP address
  • 9th October 2010: The site will be down for about 20 minutes to move the database between disks
  • 5th Ocotber 2010: The site will be down for a few minutes at 15:30 EST to diagnose a problem with the server reboot time
  • 3rd October 2010: The site will be down for most of the day in order to replace the hard disk and upgrade the OS.
  • 25th September 2010: The site was taken down for 3 hours to prepare for a hard disk replacement. Another outage is expected in the next few days to actually replace the disk.
  • 23rd September 2010: There appears to be a hardware fault with the server. It may be offline in the near future while the disk is replaced.
  • 8th December 2009: Server was offline for 75 minutes due to router problems at the hosting data center.
  • 22th August 2009: Site is offline due to a failure to reboot after an OS upgrade. Waiting for the hosting company support team to look at the issue. Issue is now resolved - downtime was approx 10 minutes.
  • 19th April 2009: New hardware is installed  and all appears to be working.
  • 18th April 2009: The main site and forums will both be down for a few hours at some point this weekend in order to upgrade the server hardware.
  • 14th Dec 2008: Status Page Created. All is well.