Well, once again Register365 (now Namesco) were experiencing difficulties again this morning, this time with one of the machines providing MySQL services. This outage basically brought down any site using either sql4.hosting365.ie or sql6.hosting365.ie including 4 of mine.
This was particularly annoying as, as back as far as last September while I was working on the Industry Research & Development Group site, I had alerted them to issues with the connectivity of sql6.hosting365.ie (at that point I was receiving many 'server has gone away' messages and some more involved queries were not executing) and only last Thursday reported to them that their instance of PHPMyAdmin was running like a dog.
While the sites were down, although they described the issue on the Status site and gave an assurance that they were working to remedy the problem, there was, as usual, no indication of a resolution time much less the cause why one of their Linux boxes had fallen over.
Top of my list for procrastonated jobs to get done if I start feeling the recession slowdown and get some breathing room is to move all my sites from Register365..