UPDATED June 16, 2011:
To all of our amazing members and viewers:
It’s that time again! We’re working to scale our hardware and infrastructure on
Tuesday night, starting around 10pm EST Friday starting at 12:30AM EST.
The reason for the downtime mostly surrounds hardware upgrades—adding/replacing hard drives (with the fastest ones we could order), moving to a private server cluster configuration, upgrading CPUs and RAM—all while adding load balancers on top of new operating systems and software.
The main site, designrelated.com, will be down while as we go through a laundry list of items to smoothly migrate the application and all of our user data over to our custom server cluster.
Transferring everyone’s data and images will take quite a few hours, but we’ll be working to get things back up and running just as soon as we can on Friday.
Thanks in advance for your patience!
– Your friends @ design:related
We recently released a new version of the site (2.02), which includes larger portfolios than before. Members can now showcase up to 50 projects with hi-res options and up to 5 detail images per project.
Additionally, we fixed several known issues and bugs. More updates to come…
Our main site, designrelated.com, got hit by a major spam attack this morning that affected our servers. We had to take the site down for a bit while we investigate, but it appears that we were the target of a malicious bot network.
This comes after we recently spent a good amount of time working on performance and stability upgrades/fixes (of course), and we’re doing our best to fully restore service.
We apologize for any inconvenience and to all those who may have received some weird spam as a result, and we appreciate your patience in advance!
We’re running a server test on the main site, designrelated.com, tonight to check for hardware errors. This has to do with recent outages and slow downs that have been occurring, and it will take a few hours to finish. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. See you tomorrow morning! :)