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Why MissTechy Was Unavailable for Several Hours.

Picture this:

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.

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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.

Breath Tobi…breath.
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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.Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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.

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    29 comments on “Why MissTechy Was Unavailable for Several Hours.

    1. emmaedeh says:

      It’s a good thing you plan to change your host. They failed to notify you about high volume of traffic and simply took your site offline. What a bunch of amateurs. Glad you back up.

    2. Kelvin says:

      Hi Tobi ,

      Sorry about what happened. If you’re looking for a good host , I highly recommend a2hosting.com turbo plan which costs about $24.99/month. A little expensive but WORTH…EVERY…PENNY.

      That is what I use for my high volume site (with over half a million hits every month) and I can’t remember the last time I had a server downtime.

      I addition , i’ld suggest you also use CDN service like Cloudflare.com to reduce server load. They have a free plan to start with.

      If you need help with migration , you can always get in touch with me.

      1. Tobi Ayeni says:

        Hey Kelvin, thanks for the suggestion, Kay recommended Knownhost, right now I am looking at your option and linode.

        Meanwhile, we have a beef to settle.

        1. Kelvin says:

          Haha! I’ve just sent you an email (your gmail) , I hope you reply.

          Anyways, i’ve never heard of Knownhost so I don’t know if they’re good or not. Linode is also good but I don’t know if you’d be able to handle the technical aspect.

          And if you’re considering a Nigerian host gigalayer.com is the best. Their customer service is SUPERB. There was a time I created a support ticket around 2am in the morning , and got a reply 20mins later.

          Caveat : Avoid Dreamhost.com , Bluehost.com & Hostgator.com

    3. Nice to see you back. Move to BlueHost at $4.95/month. Unlimited Bandwidth. This inmotion hosting can really let people down.. See you at the top. http://www.naijatechguy.com.

      1. Tobi Ayeni says:

        Thanks for the suggestion NTG, Unfortunately, I stopped using shared hosting last year because of the traffic volume.

        1. Okay… If there’s any better hosting provider I’ll let you know.. I also noticed something. Check if your Google Analytics is still tracking properly. Your Alexa rank is dropping badly..

    4. ahless says:

      Misstechy try namecheap I use them they offer unlimited bandwidth and it’s cheap than inmotion hosting

    5. I can only imagine how you felt, glad u resolved it.

    6. Stiiz says:

      Glad you’re back. This isn’t sponsored tho, but I think you should try WhoGoHost. They are Lagos owned & run, and they pride themselves in the speed & availability of 24/7 customer support. Plus, they have cheaper plans…I think. ☺
      Also want to suggest you strengthen your social media presence, Tobi. Imagine you had a vibrant community on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook, the downtime on the website won’t have been much of a headache, plus other benefits you already know that would yield.
      It’s nice you’re back again tho. 👏👏👏

      1. Yomi says:

        Nigerian host ke? Misstechy if you like yourself. Just run away from them. I hAve terrible experience with them

        1. Stiiz says:

          Lol, calm down bruh. WhoGoHost.com are the guys hosting sites like Jumia.com, NUC, Jobberman.com, GTBank amongst others. You can check their website; they’re legit.

    7. pWilliams says:

      Thank God….Cus I was thinking it had something to do with my phone

    8. Pozaa says:

      They should’ve notified you. Awon learners! Well.. There’s something positive here which is more trafffic. Bravo!!

    9. It’s good to hear you are back, sister. We hope this unfortunate incident won’t happen again. Keep soaring high.

    10. Welcome back… you were missed

    11. KingAbsolute says:

      So they put down your site because of “traffic it was generating”? Enemies of progress, why can’t they keep it professional by contacting you first, they just acted like haters.

      It’s a good idea you’re changing host soon. I still got issue trusting local host with your “international” website.

      Am happy tho, that the shutting down was as a result of your continuous elevation.

    12. Rotimi popoola says:

      So sorry about that misstechy thought it had to do with my phone when i was reloading and it kept saying the same thing

    13. Adeniji Micheal says:

      Glad U’re Bck

    14. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, I WILL CALL THAT INE OF THE CHALLENGES OF GROWING AND EXPANSION.
      I EXPERIENCED A SNEAK PEAK OF THAT WHEN I GOT A NOTIFICATION THAT AM COMMENTING TOO FAST! I HAVE TO SCREEN GRAB SO THAT I WILL HAVE IT AS AN EVIDENCE. THANKS TO GOD MY NUMBER ONE NIGERIAN TECH BLOG IS GETTING STRONGLY STRONGER …

    15. UC says:

      I’m planning on using Godaddy for my next project, does anyone recommend them or should I shop elsewhere?

      1. Yomi says:

        Bruh!! Shop somewhere else

        1. UC says:

          Please which do you recommend for unlimited traffic and disk space.

    16. Darmie Payne says:

      Good to have you back Miss Tobi Ageni http://www.trafficator.ng

      1. Darmie Payne says:

        *Tobi Ayeni

    17. Precious says:

      why is no one mentioning Godaddy or was it godaddy you were using before?

        1. Precious says:

          Thats gud here, coz that would almost make me wanna cancel my plan with them.

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