Yes, Screen Rant Is STILL Here…

Published 8 years ago by

flaming hard drive Yes, Screen Rant Is STILL Here...Man oh man… First, let me say I deeply apologize for the site being down for over 24 hours! What a nightmare the last day has been.

Update: I know one of the rules of blogging is that you’re not supposed to apologize for a lack of posts, but I will anyway. My email is still down and my brain is fried from too little sleep so I don’t know how coherent any new posts from me would be anyway. Hang in there with me, folks!

The hard drive of the server on which Screen Rant is hosted died. It died so badly that they couldn’t recover the data from it, although they spent hours trying. So they had to do a restore from backups and due to the number of websites on the server it took a REALLY long time to get the site back up.

Despite the server crash and the amount of downtime, I am EXTREMELY grateful to the crew over at HostNine for being able to restore the website right up to where it was when it crashed. There are still some email issues being worked out so if you’ve emailed me in the past day and a half or so and you either had a bounce message or I just haven’t replied, now you know why.

Thanks for your patience and please spread the word that lives! icon smile Yes, Screen Rant Is STILL Here...

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  1. I noticed I couldn’t access the site but just figured my internet was being screwy, which is often the case.

    Glad you were able to recover everything.

  2. Thanks, man. Nice to verify that comments still work as well. :-)


  3. Nice to have you back!

  4. Thanks, Marina. You want to talk about stress? Sheesh!


  5. Come on Vic, we site admins live on stress!! ;)

    Well done, and good to see you back, although using your feed I didn’t notice you were gone!

  6. Richard, you have NO idea. :-)

    I run a number of sites and they were ALL down. Plus I was two days away from launching a brand new site with all the last minute tweaking that needed to be done…

    I’m exhausted. Going to catch a few hours sleep before I have to get up for the re-launch.


  7. Good to have you back Vic, although, I can’t say I really had any down time of my own to take note of your literal down time.
    Give my regards to your hard drive.