Problems with our websites

Figure holding a large red wrenchApologies

Just a quick note to all our read­ers to explain the out­ages we’ve been having.

First, I want to apo­lo­gise for the down­time and sporad­ic out­ages you’ve prob­ably exper­i­enced. We tried and failed to avoid those issues, but we think everything is sor­ted out now.

Moving house is never easy

Newspaper showing "EPIC FAIL" headlineWe out­grew the cap­ab­il­it­ies of our former ser­vice provider’s host­ing pack­age in the last few months. Our issues star­ted slowly, with occa­sion­al unex­plained out­ages, and got pro­gress­ively worse. After find­ing that we were get­ting abysmal tech sup­port from the people we had been work­ing with for a dec­ade, we decided to cut the old pro­vider off, and move to anoth­er well reviewed Canadian provider.

In the last ten days we have had some issues crop up through the migra­tion pro­cess, but now we think we have everything fixed. The new serv­er is run­ning faster and bet­ter than any­thing we’ve had before, and “fin­gers crossed”, noth­ing else will come up at least for a while.

Secure services, faster server

Both ComplianceInsight​.ca and MachinerySafety101​.com should now be served auto­mat­ic­ally from our https secure ser­vice, so let us know if you see any prob­lems crop up.

Thanks for stick­ing with us through this! We have anoth­er new art­icle in the ISO 13849 – 1 ana­lys­is series pub­lish­ing soon, so stay tuned!

Author: Doug Nix

+DougNix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. (http://www.complianceinsight.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Managing Editor of the Machinery Safety 101 blog. Doug's work includes teaching machinery risk assessment techniques privately and through Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as providing technical services and training programs to clients related to risk assessment, industrial machinery safety, safety-related control system integration and reliability, laser safety and regulatory conformity. Follow me on Academia.edu//a.academia-assets.com/javascripts/social.js