Just a quick message to apologise to those of you that have been visiting posts and experiencing a 500 Internal Server Error and seeing blank pages – not good at all.
Good news is, we’ve found the problem and fixed it.
If you do have any more issues, please do contact us and let us know and we’ll get to fixing it straight away!
We’re successfully back with you after our recent infrastructure upgrade. Apologies for the intermittent nature you may have experienced on some services over the past couple of days but we should now be back up to tip-top condition.
If you notice any issues, please let us know in the comments below.
This recent infrastructure upgrade is part of our wider plans for this year, including a relaunch of DPS Computing & further app releases over at DPS Apps so stay tuned to the now supercharged, super speed blog for more details coming soon!
Exciting news – we’re upgrading our infrastructure to allow us to cater for increased traffic and content available on DPS Computing. We have taken this decision to allow us to improve the same great services and content that we currently offer with improved performance and security benefits. This will allow us to more effectively and efficiently deal with the continually increasing traffic to DPS Computing as well as continuing to add even more content to the lineup!
Unfortunately, as with any move, there will be a little bit of disruption but we promise to keep this to an absolute minimum.
As we’ve outgrown our current server setup, we’re moving onto a brand new, improved and powerful server setup to deliver lightning fast, quality services to you – including the blog.
This also ties in more widely with a new launch of DPS Computing coming soon including a totally re-invented web services brand and the launch of exciting new apps over at DPS Apps, which recently underwent a re-brand itself.
Please bear with us as our scheduled maintenance period commences at 01:00 GMT tomorrow (31/01). Thanks for your patience and by the time the sun rises we should hopefully be all up and running!
As always, thanks for your continued support and if you do notice anything looking a bit out of place, feel free to get in touch and comment below and we’ll get onto it straight away.
Hang on, it’s going to be worth it!
Quick update regarding the unfortunate whoopsie that Google did in marking one of our articles (incorrectly) as a phishing page.
Issue was brought up with Google, Google reviewed, Google decided they were talking rubbish ;-). So, as it’s now been cleared by Google, I (and of course any other webmasters out there who may want to) are now able to link the now infamous article.
We’ve also raised the Issue with McAfee and Norton to update their relevant web URL checkers and software. Norton are currently re-evaluating and McAfee we haven’t heard back from yet.
Safe to say, no that Google has deemed it safe, hopefully all the other service providers and link checkers will equally declare it safe once they poll security data from Google again.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We have asked for a full detail of the complaint, including the complainant but so far this has not been forthcoming. We’ve also worked with our hosting provider but they are equally unable to get hold of the information.
My suspicion is that this started from a malicious complaint and there’s possibly a bit of embarrassment on the part of Google/and the service company that lodged a complaint with our hosting provider.
Thankfully, these are rare occurrences – but they are however on the increase (against many reputable websites and companies) but rest assured that we do everything possible to maintain yours and our websites security and will swiftly deal with all complaints, malicious or otherwise.
Thanks for your patience.