Xilo forum downtime

This is just a quick rant really. Normally sites have more uptime than downtime, especially small ones with not much traffic. Why is it then that the Xilo forum is almost always not available for one reason or another? In the last 2 months it has literally had almost 2/3 downtime. Thankfully their actual customer servers are superb on uptime, but not having the forum for most of the time is really starting to get on my nerves.

VBulletin is one of the best paid for forum systems out there. Why do they have so many problems with it? I’d have less problems with an out of date phpbb install on a home server with all its ports open and some trojans on board. Sort it out folks.

Update: The Xilo forums are now up 99.9% of the time so it seems like these issues were just teething troubles. A good community of helpful people has now built up on the forums so they are well worth a look.


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  1. Paul Said,

    October 12, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    You talked it up didn’t you.

    It’s down again……….I must agree with you on all counts. Being a newby at all this I feel that forums are a vital way of communicating with other members and obtaining that all important help. 200 heads are better than 1

    It is a shame as everything else runs smoothly (most of the time)

    Should we open a book on how long it will be down for this time?

  2. Kieran Said,

    October 12, 2006 @ 2:48 pm

    I think this time it will be at least a week from when the downtime first occurred the other night

  3. Paul Said,

    October 13, 2006 @ 9:37 am

    Well you’re in the know now and have an ‘unfair’ advantage over the rest us seeing, seeing as your now staff 😉 haha

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