The Lights are on…But for How Long?

SITE STILL ON SHARED HOSTING ACCOUNT SHUT DOWN TWICE IN ONE WEEK…FOR MORE THAN FIVE DAYS

by Sharon Rondeau

(Jan. 31, 2012) — 4:32 p.m. ET – It’s been a long five, almost six days.

As Arlen Williams generously posted here and here during The Post & Email’s inadvertent downtime, on January 20, our host, GoDaddy LLC, claimed that our site created a problem for other websites by utilizing too much space and shut it down after we hired someone to troubleshoot it.  We were not advised of the problem until the following morning.  On Thursday, January 26, just after publishing our account of the hearings in Atlanta on Obama’s eligibility, the site was shut down again without warning, purportedly for generating a “query” which caused a “runaway code” resulting in the same risk to other sites.  GoDaddy had informed us that its policy is that the site owner is not given advance warning of an impending shutdown.

We are not convinced that the overloads were not caused by hackers or other ill-wishers to the dissemination of the truth.

When we purchased the hosting plan in late September 2010, we were given unlimited bandwidth and assured that the server was adequate to our needs.  We know our readership has grown exponentially since that time and certainly wished no harm to come to other sites on the server.

Our second website developer called today to inform us that he was able to bring up the site, but it is still on the shared server rather than the dedicated server which we purchased in good faith to avoid over-capacity problems in the future.  For the last five days, we have paid for two hosting packages and been unable to utilize either one.

The website professional still had unanswered questions which were expressed to an executive assistant earlier today in a conference call, and within the last five minutes, it appears that GoDaddy responded to them as requested.  However, the message concluded with the following:

I noticed that your website is producing an error at this time.  Please let us know if you need further assistance from us regarding this migration or getting your setup completed..  We are happy to assist you.

Please contact us if you have any further issues.

Regards,

Who knows what that means?  Are they referring to the old hosting account, where The Post & Email currently resides and is an apparent risk to other websites, or the new hosting account, where The Post & Email was supposed to go and for which we paid almost $800?

The website developer has told us that we are “OK for now,” but that the site will go down again after a technical change takes effect.

The Post & Email wishes to formally thank Arlen Williams of Gulag Bound for his gracious posting of our work during our absence from the web. Last evening, Sharon Meroni of Patriots Heart Network also posted our update, and ObamaBallotChallenge wrote an article in response to our latest update which was published this morning.  If we have neglected to thank anyone else who posted our work, it is because we are unaware of it.

We would also like to thank everyone who has donated to our emergency fundraiser to cover the unexpected expenses of the “move.”  We have learned that maintaining a prominent place on the web is not an inexpensive business and have raised just over $700 of our $1,500 goal.

My office is in a state of chaos from the last five days, so it’s back to work on the breaking news of the day…for as long as it lasts this time around.

 

10 Responses to "The Lights are on…But for How Long?"

  1. thinkwell   Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Sadly, it may not be possible to prevent future web host subterfuge/sabotage because there are a lot of Obama kool-aid addicts out there for whom their ends (propping up their belief system) seemingly justifies any means, regardless of fairness, integrity or rule of law.

    Too bad for them that The Post & Email and its readership is too determined and too strong for them. The political tide is finally beginning to turn (do you sense it, too?).

    We will prevail.

  2. Robert Laity   Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    The P&E is a Beacon in a milieu of Mainstream Media irresponsibility regarding the reporting of the truth.

    . SO Glad to have you back. You were missed.

  3. MacPUBLIUS   Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Sorry, forgot the link. If you want to DIY go here: https://www.newwebsite.com/aff.php?aff=747

  4. MacPUBLIUS   Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Sharon,
    I’ll host you for free on my virtual private server. 99.99% up time guaranteed and it’s Tier III secure. MP
    —————-
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: That is a very kind offer, sir. I will communicate with you privately about it.

  5. thinkwell   Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    Dear Mrs. Rondeau,

    Please look for my donation just moments ago. It should begin with a five and “terminate with a zero.” (That last part sounds good, doesn’t it? May that we all soon terminate with a certain very nasty zero.)

    Thanks for bringing us the light of much needed truth to cut through the veil of deceit and darkness that is the regime-stream media (and please give my regards to Mr. Rondeau).
    ———————-
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: I am very humbled, thinkwell. I do not like asking for money, but I am truly inspired by the support the readers have shown in this last crisis. I am currently investigating ways of preventing it from ever happening again.

  6. Antoine Francisque   Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    Mrs. Rondeau,

    I’m glad to see the ThePostEmail.com is back up, and that you have started receiving support for your immediate needs.

    Thank you for your continuing efforts and reporting,

    Antoine Francisque

  7. dotdotcom   Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    I just did a paypal donation and I hope many more donate. Your site has been a daily read for me and it’s one of the best sites on the web!
    ——–
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you, ma’am! Every bit helps.

  8. Code4Pres   Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Thank you Post & Email – Sharon for all of your time, trouble, and concern over helping so many stay informed on current considerations of our Country, and most importantly the eligibility requirements demanded by our Contitution for our President. We look forward to advertising with the Post & Email!

    Cody Robert Judy
    The Cody Robert Judy for President 2012 U.S.C. Eligibility Campaign

  9. gmiller   Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Welcome back Post & Email/Sharon! Thanks so much for your years of excellent reporting and may there be many more.

  10. DOTK   Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Read your plea on Gulagbound and the check is in the mail! Take care.

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