Site unavailability

Update (10/18/2020)L We have officially fixed the issues regarding our email server. Any valid “@stoicproductions.org” email will deliver mail to its intended recipient again. However, forum signups are still disabled for the time being while we evaluate other options and integrate new systems into our infrastructure. Thanks for all of your patience during this time!

Update (7/16/20): We are having more issues with our email server. All other services have been operational since 6/2/20 but the email server has to be completely re-made. As such, any emails ending in “@stoicproductions.org” will not work. If you are trying to make an account on the forum, you will not get a verification email from us due to this issue. Please contact rschanzenbacher@gmail.com so I can activate your account from the email you used to sign up until I fix the issue. Thanks for your patience!

Update (5/31/20): We have gotten the foundation of our infrastructure operational again about 1 day ago. We are still working to bring our email servers back up. We also are making intermittent changes as issues arise, so the site may go up and down still. This maintenance is done mostly during the night though. We expect to get the email servers back up within the next 3 days.

Hello everyone, hope you all are staying healthy and safe!

On Sunday at around 11PM, we will be taking our server offline for a major upgrade/redesign to our infrastructure. During this time, services such as viewing our films and interacting with us through our forums, email, etc. will be completely unavailable. The main site will still be viewable as a static backup from our proxy server. If you see the “Server is currently offline” banner at the top of the site, it means you are seeing a static backup of the site.

We anticipate this upgrade will take a while, probably 4-5 days. Again during this time services such as viewing our films will be unavailable. We hope this upgrade will solve the following issues we are facing:

  • Scalability:
    • Our current setup is unable to scale in response to demand of traffic coming in.
    • The server has become way more than just a web server since the beginning (it is now a web server, database server, email server, file server, sometimes a streaming server, among other internal services used by staff members) and as such the resources have been dwindling
  • Reliability:
    • Currently, if our main server happens to crash due to some circumstance because of one or more services or a power outage, everything goes down and the proxy begins to deal with it. After I can realize the situation, the computer takes about 4 minutes to reboot for various reasons and then I have to log in and manually start some things to get the server to a workable state again.

We appreciate your understanding during this process, and we will be working as hard as we can to bring you the content you came here for as soon as we can once more!

– Stoic Productions Management Team

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