why are pgdp websites down?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jo-Anne, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Using IE8 and WinXP. I've been proofreading for several months for
    Distributed Proofreaders, which is related to Project Gutenberg. Yesterday,
    off and on, I couldn't get to any of the websites connected with DP--and on
    the rare occasions I got through, they weren't working right. Today, they're
    still down.

    Is there any way I can find out what kind of problem there is and if it's
    associated with my browser or is a more general problem? Yesterday I
    received some error messages. Today it's just that IE cannot display the
    webpage. Yesterday's messages included this from one page:

    Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in
    /data/htdocs/c/pinc/connect.inc on line 9

    Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in
    /data/htdocs/c/pinc/connect.inc on line 9

    Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in
    /data/htdocs/c/pinc/connect.inc on line 9
    Error: Unable to connect to database.

    Some of the sites are

    http://www.pgdp.net/

    http://www.pgdp.net/c/tools/proofers/round.php?round_id=P1

    http://www.pgdp.net/c/tools/proofers/round.php?round_id=F1

    I can't email any of the project managers to ask, because all email goes
    through the websites.

    Thank you for any help you can provide!

    Jo-Anne
     
    Jo-Anne, Sep 12, 2012
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  2. Hi jo-anne. it's down for everyone, not just you. an interesting tool for knowing that is www.isup.me
    I know they had an accident a couple of days ago--the hosting service by accident turned off their server. When that happens, the system begins a series of data integrity checks to make sure nothing is broken. It started slowly slowing down about that time. A little slowdown was expected but something more serious no-doubt happened.

    I'm going through proofing withdrawls too.
     
    maryann.pinkston, Sep 12, 2012
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  3. Jo-Anne

    VanguardLH Guest

    That's a server-side issue. You can't do anything about that. Their
    database program (mysql) is screwed up, unresponsive, can't access it
    database, has an error in the server-side scripts used to access records
    in their mysql database, or some other MySQL error.
    <the other "sites" listed were just pages at this SAME domain>

    That site is unresponsive. Their web server on their host is not
    running, screwed up, or dead because it won't accept any connections.
    "ping www.pgdp.net" works so their host is reachable. Getting to the
    host doesn't mean their web server program is loaded and ready for use
    on that host.

    On connect attempt, receive the following error status:

    500 Can't connect to www.pgdp.net:80 (Connection refused)

    They're down. You can't reach any of the other web pages at the same
    web site if their web server is down. Try e-mailing or calling the site
    owner by using the contact info for the domain's registrant:

    http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/pgdp.net
     
    VanguardLH, Sep 12, 2012
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  4. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Thank you VERY much, Maryann! I'm definitely in withdrawal. I was doing a
    lot of formatting as well as proofreading, and suddenly I have all this time
    on my hands...

    Jo-Anne

    Hi jo-anne. it's down for everyone, not just you. an interesting tool for
    knowing that is www.isup.me
    I know they had an accident a couple of days ago--the hosting service by
    accident turned off their server. When that happens, the system begins a
    series of data integrity checks to make sure nothing is broken. It started
    slowly slowing down about that time. A little slowdown was expected but
    something more serious no-doubt happened.

    I'm going through proofing withdrawls too.
     
    Jo-Anne, Sep 13, 2012
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  5. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Thank you, Vanguard! Another responder says the hosting service accidentally
    turned off their server, and it's taking unusually long to fix the problem.

    Jo-Anne

     
    Jo-Anne, Sep 13, 2012
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  6. Jo-Anne

    John K.Eason Guest

    Time to get the vacuum and duster out then... :^)))))

    Regards
    John
     
    John K.Eason, Sep 13, 2012
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