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Hosting review for open source projects

Sep 14, 2009, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Ziem for this link. ]

"Both SourceForge and Google App Engine have noticeable downtime. SourceForge intermittently returns 504 Gateway Timeout errors from nginx (which seems to be their reverse proxy software), and occasionally there are longer outages. Not all SourceForge service disruptions are reported to the official SourceForge Downtime page. For example, about a month ago I couldn't update files because the SSH service was out: it was acknowledged when I mentioned it on IRC but never acknowledged on the web page. Later on September 8, 2009, my web space and others were reporting ERROR 1040 (08004): Too many connections from MySQL. This caused the BleachBit web site to fail. It took 15 minutes to fix from the time I reported it (though other people reported it sooner), but it was not mentioned on the SourceForge Site Status page.

"Google App Engine has had notable outages such as the July 2 incident, and I don't remember a time when the GAE status page showed everything as normal for a week."

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