Saturday, May 19, 2007
Why was it necessary to do this? My current hosting company has recently had its servers hijacked by hackers on several occasions making Gamequarium unavailable for a period ranging from a few minutes to a few days. The hijacking attempts have started again this weekend. While my hosting company has so far been successful at blocking the latest attempts, it is clear that this is going to be an ongoing problem. I have heard from many teachers who report the negative impact that this has on their instructional plans.
I had originally intended to launch the back-up site when the redesign process was complete. This weekend's hijacking attempts prompted me to launch it immediately. While it will solve many problems, please be aware that some of the internal links will not work if the main site is down. Why? A few of the links are absolute rather than relative thus they will not work if gamequarium.com is down. If you are url savvy, you can easily get around this problem by changing the .com that appears in the address bar of your browser to .org. All internal links will be made relative during the redesign process.
Thanks for your patience. If you have questions, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy uninterrupted teaching and learning!