Remember that I said a few days ago about moving hosting of picvault.org to Media Temple? After a couple of phone calls and 3 days waiting time, Media Temple CSR finally opened my account (maybe I should’ve taken the cue right there). I started moving the site’s files to Media Temple server by ftp and switched DNS to media temple name server.
The first few hours was ok, then suddenly the media temple gridserver database was down or overloaded. At the time I am writing this, my site has already been down for over 3 hours. It seems the problem is that Media Temple MySQL servers are not gridded and simply overloads easily. I can’t even login to phpmyadmin on my Media Temple MySQL server, it would just keep kicking me back to login screen and give me “too many connection” error.
I actually did hear many horror stories about the instability of Media Temple MySQL servers before I went to Media Temple. Well I thought, how bad can it be? I can deal with occational downtime of a couple minutes. This turned out to be much worse than I thought. I wrote a support ticket and hasn’t received a response yet.
I’ll be back to write about any updates.