There will be a scheduled downtime for maintenance later at 30th May 2007 2AM SGT.
This is to facilitate the migration of Ping.sg from a USA-based server to a Singapore-based server. With the sponsorships of Ping.sg, we have finally able to afford to be hosted right here in Singapore. Yes, hosting in Singapore costs a lot more than hosting in the States. Once the DNS propagation is complete, which should take anywhere from 1 – 6 hours (technically it can take up to 72 hours!), users of Ping.sg from Singapore can expect Ping.sg to load blazingly fast.
During the down time, we suggest the users to get some long-needed sleep. Or if you miss the shoutbox action, you can always join us at our IRC channel, #ping.sg at Freenode. You can also check out this post from time to time for the status of the migration.
We are sorry for the downtime. Thanks for bearing with us.
2:27 AM – Shutting down current (USA) server.
2:30 AM – DNS entry changed to point to SG server.
3:00 AM – Migration completes. Waiting for DNS to propagate.
3:05 AM – Main site should be running okay now.
3:51 AM – Forum is still not fully functional as it requires DNS propagation to be completed to be set up properly.
3:54 AM – Going to bed now. Keeping my fingers crossed that DNS would be updated in Singapore before the break of dawn.
4:00 AM – There have been tons of pong activities going for the past 1 hour. Seems like the DNS has been updated in a lot of places, but not mine.
4:02 AM – Attempted to set up forum blindly without being able to test with proper hostname. Let’s see if it works when the DNS propagation is done when I wake up.