Notes on edublogs.org maintenance
In General on 8/10/2008 at 8:39 am
First up - my sincere apologies for the inconvenience that edublogs.org performance issues must have caused a lot of people these past couple of days.
Secondly, an explanation - basically we've been conducting a massive move of Edublogs to the premier US hosting company, Peer1, who host (among other sites) youtube, wordpress.com and other large web companies... they're the best that you can get.
While this went well at first, there has since been a configuration issue with the cluster that we've been working on night and day to fix up and which Peer1 are now dedicating an entire team to assist with.
Of course, this is no excuse, just an explanation, but please be assured that all blogs, uploads, settings and alike are completely secure and that we're working our absolute hardest to get this resolved and fixed up for you as soon as is humanly possible.
Why are we doing this move?
Well, we've got a selection of amazing new features and tools to allow you to manage student blogs and classes which are pretty much ready for deployment. But in order to make sure that we can provide these to you without it killing the system, and to support current (and any extended) growth... there are almost a quarter of a million edublogs now - this had to happen.
Of course, it should have happened without this disruption, and for that we honestly can't apologize or thank you for your patience enough.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Here are some notes about the recent maintenance on Edublogs. Thanks for being patient. As James (the guy that heads things up over at Edublogs) says below, they are now hosted by the same company that does Youtube and Wordpress; it looks like things will be rock solid after this.