If you were here looking for the DOST Scholarship Exam Results or Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey or just plainly lurking, you may have noticed that the site was down. I am not sure what error you may have seen, maybe Error 500 or a database error, but now we are back online.
There was a database problem on the database server I was in and it took my host, 1&1 Internet, almost 48 hours to fix the problem. That was not fun at all. I was on the verge of reaching another payout for Google Adsense and that downtime cost me a lot of traffic and clicks!
Lesson learned. I will now make a backup of the database and another copy of the config file so that I can easily swap the config file to call the backup database if the database server goes down again.
On a lighter note, Survivor 20: Heroes vs Villains Episode 5 will air tomorrow. I am excited! Hopefully, the site does not go down again.