Linode Fremont Offline – Hunting for New Server Now
Got an SMS message this morning (sent from my monit instance to my email to SMS gateway at SMS Global, thanks to previous free SMS deals), saying that the OzBargain server hosting the deal-thumbnail images and internal “foxshot” system is DOWN! Currently OzBargain does around 600GB/month of traffic from those thumbnail images, and is hosted on one of my VPS at Linode‘s POP at Fremont California, with Hurricane Electric as data centre. That specific DC has certainly had quite a few teething issue with “power” recently (how ironic, since they are called hurricane electric), but the latest incident, according to Linode status update, is a massive DDoS that pretty much disables the network connectivity.
Hopefully it wasn’t caused by me. This is now discussed in the forums. While that specific VPS has served me well over the last couple of months, I think it’s time to move on — either to Linode’s other data centres (better stability, trusted brand, higher latency, relatively cheap) or “somewhere else”.