Synthtopia has been unavailable most of the day today because of issues with web host 1and1:
Due to a database-outage, in combination with a software error, we suffered from a faulty root server configuration. Therefore since about 9am EST internet applications of 1&1 server customers aren’t reachable. Only 1&1 customers who use a dedicated or virtual server are affected. The majority of customers with hosting packages (shared/Dual-Hosting/Cloud) are not affected. Our technicians are working on the problem under high pressure.
“Only 1&1 customers who use a dedicated or virtual server are affected,” which translates into “only the people who pay real money for good service were affected.”
We use a service called CloudFlare, which is supposed to provide 100% availability, even if your server is unavailable, but it really didn’t provide a solid backup, either.
Ultimately it’s on us – so we’re sorry for the inconvenience.
Back to the regularly scheduled obsessive compulsive synth coverage!
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