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Custom domains 404ing

Postby EmilyAnnCoons » June 18th, 2017, 5:15 am

As far as I can tell, no other sites here on SmackJeeves appear to be affected. Unfortunately, my webcomic, Life of Alexis Perkins, seems to hit a 404 error when I try to access it. I've checked to make sure the namespaces are set up correctly on, and they are. I'm honestly uncertain what else to try to do to try and fix the issue. I'm not even sure why it's having that issue all of a sudden today. So, I thought I'd make a help post here to see if someone knows what is wrong or what I should look into to try and fix it. The actual profile itself is available and I can access it, but when I try to go to the actual website, it gives me a big 404. Here is the link to my website.
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Re: Life of Alexis Perkins website down?

Postby *milk+assassin* » June 18th, 2017, 6:54 am

You're not alone here! I can't access my website either. Something seems to have affected the webcomics with their own host names :(((
My is down as well as and I'm guessing all of the other off-site hosts are down too. Please help, smackjeeves!

For those who wanted to upload today but is having this issue go to the Custom Domain Name in the Webcomic Management and check "No" in the Redirect Old Domain. Then wait for the issue to be resolved...
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Re: Life of Alexis Perkins website down?

Postby Respheal » June 18th, 2017, 8:13 am

Sysadmin checking in. I've got the same problem and half an insight into the issue.

Seems like the common thread is that it's impacting accounts with a custom domain. My main guess is that the IP address for the domains changed in the server configuration, but not in the nameservers (for some reason--they really ought to be sync'd). So the nameservers are pointing to the old address, the server at that address gets the request and goes, "who are you talking about? There's no one by that domain name here."

Our domain names point to If you load that up:

So yeah, this is most likely a server configuration issue which the Admin will need to address. For now, disabling the custom domain is the best solution (I pointed the DNS for mine over to a mirror until this is sorted).
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Re: Custom domains 404ing

Postby eishiya » June 18th, 2017, 9:00 am

I can't help with this, but I've changed the topic title to something more descriptive (and alarming xP) and tweeted at Admin so that he'll hopefully see this sooner. There are some other issues happening with the site, it might all be connected.
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Re: Custom domains 404ing

Postby Admin » June 18th, 2017, 10:31 am

Yeah, it's all connected. Our previous hosting company, Wired Tree, sold out to Liquid Web, a larger company. They have a good reputation but I have to say they've been doing a pretty bad job migrating us to their data center. They rammed through a migration last night even though I was telling them there were still things that needed to be dealt with. I've been doing my best to clean up after them since I woke up. Needless to say, I'll be considering finding a new host after this. I hate changing hosts because it's a lot of work and I hate having any downtime at all, but we need someone reliable, obviously. I'm currently doing my best to get everything up and running at the moment, but to a large degree we are at the mercy of our host for now. Please hold tight.
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Re: Custom domains 404ing

Postby Quadrant » June 18th, 2017, 11:42 am

Wonder if that is the cause of the slow loading times today. Domains are working for me but it seems to be very slow today. Something out of your hands though even if it's you suffering the inconvenience.
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