Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Wow! We did it... we broke the site!!! (good news, bad news)

Yup! I knew it! It was only a matter of time before we broke it!

So here it is... the good news is that Scrap Orchard has been successful beyond our wildest expectations!!!!

Bad news is that it has been SO successful that we've ALREADY exceeded our monthly bandwidth allowance!!

So if you've tried to visit the Orchard today you know that we're down because of this. And, I have no idea what the name of our "host server person" (I'm fairly certain that THAT IS his technical name...LOL) is, but let's just say this. I'm not happy with him! So...long story short...

We're moving Scrap Orchard to another server.

Good news? It's going to be a dedicated server JUST for us...with a HUGE amount of bandwidth so THIS will never happen again.

Bad news? Despite our working over time and having already chosen another hosting "package" (PLEASE do not laugh at me, I have NO idea what the ACTUAL names of these things are! LOL) it might still take a day or two (or three???) before our beloved Orchard is back up and running and viewable by all!

So, THANK YOU, thank you, THANK YOU in advance for all of your patience... and if you REALLY REALLY love me (or even like me a tiny bit, but LOVE Scrap Orchard) you will post at DST or anywhere you can think of that Scrap Orchard has been so wildly successful that it grew MUCH quicker than we anticipated and that we'll be back ASAP!

Thank you ladies for your wonderful support!!!


scrappinmint said...

Whaaaaa!!! :( How do we post our layouts for the challenges. I went to post mine today for the apple challenge(at the last minute I might add) and got the bandwidth error. I'm so sad.
So do we wait until Scrap Orchard is up and running again? Will we still get to get in on the challenges if we haven't got the chance to post our layouts til then and they're late?
Also I placed an order this morning (the free kit and your recyclables) will I still get that at some point?
Sorry to be asking you all these questions but I'm at a loss at the moment.
Hope Scrap Orchard gets up and running soon!!
You can email me at mama_mint64 (at) hotmail (dot) com if you want.
Thanks Shauna!

Jennifer said...

Noooooooooo! What am I supposed to do without my orchard? I am excited though that we are getting a newer,better, bigger server! I hope we are back up soon! I will pass this message on to everywhere that I can think of.

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

WOO HOO!!! DEFINITELY a GOOD sign that y'all are MOVIN' ON UP!!! Ahhh, how do like them APPLES??? ROFL! Sorry, couldn't resist!

I am SO thrilled for y'all and just wish I had some time to be FRUITFUL with you! I have registered and, perhaps, by the time y'all are back up, I'll be ready to join in for a bit of FRESH FUN!!!

CONGRATS Shauna!!! Looks like things are TRULY "blossoming" in springtime at the ORCHARD!!!

Linda (Bon Scrapatit Designs)

jaye said...

WOW!!! I realize it's inconvenient but must make you feel awesome at how quickly Scrap orchard took off. I'll miss the site for a day or two but good things are always worth waiting for (like that ice cream I have waiting for me in the freezer for after dinner). As my English father would say 'good on ya' which means congratulations and good job!


KrisG said...

LOL... I think everyone said and asked what I wanted to say... LOL. I can't wait til you're back up and running!

Stefani said...

Man, we can't have anything nice around here with out you breaking it... Oh wait, I thought I was talking to my kids! Just kidding! That's fabulous that you are already moving on up! How about that!?

Donna said...

Wow, you had such a harvest the cart broke! CONGRATS!!!
My question...I have already posted for every single challenge. Will all the posts move to the new server or will we all have to reupload everything??