It “appears” theyve gone bust ?
On Friday 2nd January 2008 photo sharing site Fotopic.net suffered a
core equipment failure while upgrading the server and network capacity.
As a result of this the Fotopic.net website was unavailable from
approximately 9am on Friday 2nd January.
Despite our best efforts to resolve the situation the gallery service
remained unavailable until approximately 10:30am on Monday 5th January
As a result of this outage we are examining our hosting capability and
contingency plans, but wish to assure customers that Fotopic.net has
not ceased trading and will be enhancing its services during 2009. No
data or images have been lost during this time and all systems are back
We apologise for the situation which was ultimately out of our control,
and would like to thank customers for bearing with us.
You would not believe how many people mess up live hosting with shoody contingency plans. I’ve been witness to it myself, watching a former boss accidentally delete a commercial site’s database with no backup. It’s unthinkable, but there really are cowboys out there in charge of important stuff.
Howdy!! I don’t know my SEO from the GPO!
Note to self, must make more backups… :w00t:
thats funny man, we had some guy working for us once, had every qualification under the sun for IT.
one day looking through the backup log and realised he had not backed anything up for 2 weeks and was so stupid he did not even know how to use the software!
so they are defo out there.