You own a fast food restaurant, and business is good. One morning you wake up, take a shower and put on your work clothes, just like every other day. You drive to your restaurant and as you tried to unlock the door to get ready for business, you notice something weird, your door wouldn’t budge.
Looking more closely, you see that the door is actually welded shut.
You run to the back entrance. Same deal.
There is no way anybody is getting in, at least for the time being.
Suddenly, cars start to roll into your parking lot. A few noticed your locked store and they drive away. Others stop to ask you what’s going on or when you’ll be open for business, unfortunately, you don’t have an answer for them.
Yesterday, this happened to me – not with my imaginary fast food business, but with MissTechy.
It was down for more than 5 hours yesterday, which in the online world feels like an eternity. I even got featured on Nigerian Bulletin and Nairaland.
I got in contact with my Hosting company via a web chat, I was told that MissTechy was suspended due to the high volume of traffic it was receiving and the only way to reverse this was to call their customer care lines. I immediately did that only to be put on hold for about 2 hours (Not toll-free) because of the volume of calls they were receiving.
To cut the long story short, I got through, reported the problem, the solution they offered was to migrate to a higher VPS plan, a more expensive one, something that wasn’t in 2017’s plan. After taking like a minute or less to think about it, I went along with it, this time, I went for the monthly plan (Instead of my usual yearly plan) because I plan on migrating to another web host.
At about 11:00 pm, MissTechy was restored and I was finally able to breathe well.
I can’t end this without saying a big thank you to friends and readers who sent messages or called. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Here’s hoping that this doesn’t repeat itself.