Friday, March 20, 2009

New Servers, Back On-line

Our hosting company, Mosso, has moved Earth Point to new servers. Unfortunately, in the process of learning this was necessary we were off-line for much of Wednesday and Thursday. This was triggered by three events.

First, we are slowly adding AJAX technology to Earth Point. After a few problems, our hosting company determined that we needed to be on a server that had the latest ASP.NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 installed.

Second, Earth Point had a bug that caused the “application pool” to fill up. Once filled, no one could use the site. We made a few changes, and the pool is functioning normally.

Finally, another team at our hosting company determined that the Township and Range data (22 million records) needed to be on a newer server. The Quarters table was unavailable for a few hours, but everything is back online.

By the way, we have been with Mosso for over a year and I am quite happy with them.