[kde-community] Blog availability

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Mon Jun 15 18:01:39 UTC 2015

I'm impressed you don't just filter out these e-mails, I always have.

I guess the better solution would be to send such e-mails directly to the contributor in question, a fun job incase anyone wants to take it up.


On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:24:06PM +1200, Ben Cooksley wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Of late planet has been having quite a lot of problems accessing a
> small minority of blogs. This results in sysadmin receiving an email
> once every time planet checks for new posts indicating there is a
> problem (every 30 minutes essentially).
> It would be appreciated if people could please ensure their blogs are
> adequately hosted to avoid these problems in the future.
> Some of the issues which have been problems in the past include:
> database servers being down, blog software being inoperable, domains
> expiring, hosting plan limits being exceeded and systems being
> overloaded.
> In terms of blog software failure:
> Wordpress upgrades have only completed partially on numerous
> occasions. Please ensure all parts of the site are accessible
> post-upgrade, as the absence of .htaccess files will still allow the
> front and admin pages to be accessed.
> Ghost has been plagued with numerous issues for those who use it. If
> you do choose to use it, please keep aggressive backups and ensure it
> is supervised and automatically restarted as needed (by using Phusion
> Passenger for instance).
> Mitigating hosting plan limits and system overload:
> This can be accomplished by shifting heavy resources such as images to
> cloud providers or by using a caching intermediary like Incapsula or
> CloudFlare. For those operating the server themselves, the use of
> Varnish for caching is also an option.
> Thanks,
> Ben Cooksley
> KDE Sysadmin
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