Site Downtime

The site is back up!

We still don’t know exactly what happened. The site stopped working last night, and nothing had changed! BIL Bee and I called and called our web host, and they said they had to wait til morning for their techies to come in. Didn’t they realize that Weddingbee was down?!?!

Finally this morning we gave up on our webhosts and dug into the issue ourselves (i.e. started Googling). And it turned out that other WordPress users have been having the same issue! Something about the caching engine suddenly stopping working, and throwing a “500 Internal Server Error”. So we turned off caching, and the site seems to work again?

It remains to be seen how the site will hold up without caching on. It may get slower as the day goes on. We’ve upgraded to a more expensive hosting plan, to get more database capacity while we figure out how to get caching back on. I hope the database can hold up to the traffic load today!

I’m sorry about the downtime last night. icon_sad.gif Please let us know how the site is holding up for you in your neck of the woods?


Mr. Bee

New York City, New York
Wedding Date:
March 5, 2005
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  1. Guest
    Miss Snow Pea, Guest @ 10:54 am

    It’s working well today. Yesterday, it was a little slow for me and I was getting that error on occassion.

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    Judi, Guest @ 10:56 am

    I was working late last night and had some time to kill while I waited for some items and thought “perfect, I can read weddingbee”. I was horrified to see it down!!! I know how that feels when a site suddenly just shuts down for no reason. Well it’s running nicely right now. Good luck.

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    thistleorchid, Guest @ 11:05 am

    So far so good here!

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    SoireeLaura, Guest @ 11:13 am

    We’re up and running here in DC!

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    Alisa, Guest @ 11:42 am

    i was seriously going through weddingbee withdrawal syndrome for a minute there… but we’re all up and running in VA at the moment!

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    Miss Plumeria, Guest @ 1:33 pm

    Haha… you never know how much something means to you til it’s gone. I was so sad yesterday when I couldn’t catch up on posts during breaks from doing last-minute wedding stuff. :) But today, here in sunny CA, it seems I won’t have to find something else to divert my attention. Thanks Mr. Bee!

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    mee!!, Guest @ 1:57 pm

    something changed because now it’s blocked at my job!!! please help!

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    Iris, Guest @ 2:06 pm

    Today sometimes the number of comments showing (before clicking on the link to see the comments) reads as “0″ or otherwise too low.

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    woman007, Guest @ 2:28 pm

    I just though BIL Bee’s note was nice.

    *pat on the back to BIL Bee* for keeping us informed

    Working just fine in north Jersey

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    Lily, Guest @ 3:07 pm

    yeah…i was a little sad and frustrated when i couldn’t perform my nightly ritual of logging onto WeddingBee. but that’s o.k…b/c all of you are working so hard…so i’m using work time to do it today..shhhh. thanks for the info though…most sites wouldn’t even bother reporting what happened. it’s nice to know you care!

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