Not that it is too much of a surprise if you are a regular visitor here and have seen the site crash continuously. Long story short: our needs have outgrown our current host, DreamHost, and we will be moving to InMotion hosting. I will be staging the move throughout the day to make things as seamless as possible, but a DNS record change will be involved. This means that you might see HLS go down starting late tonight, but hopefully we will be back on Friday and no later than Saturday.
We appreciate all of you, the Loyal Readers, for sticking with us through all of these problems. Thankfully, we are moving to a host with a much better uptime record, plus far more support than we’ve ever had available. Things might still be a tad rocky for a bit while we settle in to our new home, but I can assure you, this will get ironed out and HLS will run better and more reliably than ever before.
Personally, I will be happy to put this mess behind me. I have been behind the scenes tweaking and monitoring everything for about a month trying to figure out why we were having so many issues. I am going to be very thankful to have good partners to help me out instead of telling me constantly to buy more resources that we don’t need.
Once the move is finished, I will be able to move forward in continuing to develop HLS and of course, actually being able to focus more of my bandwidth on actual writing. We still have much more in store for everyone, so stay tuned!