Apologies

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As mentioned in an earlier post, we have had serious issues with our hosting company (myhosting.com) since December last year.

Frequent DDoS attacks and network issues have caused driversprep.com to be unresponsive on just too many occasions.

Our servers have been up and running all the time. They have also had more than enough space and. This is, however, of little importance when the webhosting company cannot maintain a stable environment and websites cannot be reached.

As you understand, this has been a real disappointment to us.

It has probably been an even bigger disappointment to users who are preparing for the written DMV test.

On January 23, things got even worse. Unexpected changes caused our session handling to fail. For several hours users saw an error message instead of a new question. Myhosting’s (desperate?) failover implementation lacked a suitable and scalable solution for PHP sessions.

This morning, I have added a temporary work-around and the practice tests should work again.

What about a long term solution?

Well, we are now abandoning myhosting.com as our hosting company. We plan to make this change in the beginning of February. It should give us a more stable and reliable environment.

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4 comments on “Apologies

    • Unfortunately, myhosting.com has some serious problems. Connections tend to drop from time to time. We also see that our nodes are running out of space. This happens even when we use less than 10% of our purchased space. No doubt, the result of oversold servers and a bad business model. It is really annoying, but not much we can do at this point. A change to a new environment is planned.

      • As of February 1, we have moved our free DMV tests from myhosting.com to a new server and a new hosting company. Since then we have not seen any issues with traffic bottlenecks or the server being unavailable.

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