News

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Our colocation provider had about 6 hours of downtime earlier this afternoon. But now everything has been restored and the servers themselves weren't affected. Woo!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Aubergine is up and running, and nightshade has been virtualized! Hopefully, besides a few hours of downtime, nobody will ever know the difference :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our new server, Aubergine, has arrived at the colo and will hopefully be installed today! We will have some downtime during the switchover, but should be up and running by tomorrow!

UPDATE: Looks like it'll be installed tomorrow (Wednesday)! So no downtime until then.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

We're finally building a new machine to replace our email server (Nightshade). The new machine is named Aubergine, follow the link for details! We hope to have it up and running by the end of the month at the latest.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Email is down while we put in a request to reset the server. It should be fixed by the end of the day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Email has been down all day. Our colocation is having some issues, and hopefully it will be resolved soon.

UPDATE 2009-10-14: Still no email server, it appears that we're having some hardware problems. If we can't get it up and running by tonight we'll fail over to a backup server.

UPDATE 2009-10-14 #2: I've got the server back online and am doing some maintenance on the disks (rebuilding the RAID). We will be processing email again shortly.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Our fresh install is up and running. I have email configured and the other services will follow over the next day or so (email was the most important). Let us know if you have any issues -- support@epfarms.org (or awwaiid@gmail.com if yo can't get through to support).

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Update: Our ISP is helping with the reinstall, but has run into some trouble. So we're down today too. If we have to we'll make our web server do some double-duty in managing email (it already serves as a backup server, receiving email while the primary is down).

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Due to a security breach, we are doing a complete reinstall of our email server (Nightshade). The server will be down all day, but we expect no email loss.

While the email server is down, you can contact me at awwaiid@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our SSL certificates are now fixed! All systems working normally.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Our main SSL certificate has expired, and we are in the process of getting the new one all set up. In the meantime you may experience some warnings about the current certificate. Sorry for the inconvenience. We should have it fixed within the next few days.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Well the re-install has worked perfectly, and we're finally getting some solid uptime. At last!

On another note, our upstream registrar has increased prices -- so from this point forward domain registrations are $8.50/year (instead of the previous $7.50/year). It's not a large increase, but we wanted to make sure you're aware of it.

Friday, August 22, 2008

In order to fix the recent downtime on Mirabel, we are going to re-install the operating system. This will happen at 10:00am EDT on Sat August 23. Sometime before then services will be down to ensure a clean backup.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Services are limited on Mirabel right now as we do some much-needed disk maintenance. We should have everything back up and running before Monday, and web serving will work throughout.

Update: All services are now back to normal

Sunday, January 13, 2008

We apologise for the sporadic unexpected downtime over the past few weeks. We believe we have made significant progress in eliminating the source of the problem, and do not expect any more significant outages. In order to make up for the downtime, hosting fees will be waived for the months of December and January. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

We had a major RAID failure a few days ago. The bad hardware has already been replaced and we are currently working to restore all of the affected data from offsite backups. We greatly apologise for the extended downtime. No data was lost, and all services will be restored within the next few days. Paid customers will not be charged hosting fees for the month of July.

If you have any questions, or notice any problems you think we may have missed, please contact us at support@epfarms.org. Thanks again for your patience!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

In our continuing effort to provide you with better service, our mail system will see sporatic outages over the next few days as we upgrade our hardware. We ask for your patience and understanding during the upgrades. Please note that we will not be rejecting or bouncing any mail during this downtime, and that all mail will be delivered to your inbox no later than at the conclusion of the upgrades.

If you have any questions or problems, you may contact us at support@epfarms.org but don't be surprised if we don't answer promptly. Our mail is down too!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Mail is back up! We finally got everything working this evening. The final queued messages are being delivered now. If you have any questions about this outage, you may now contact us at support@epfarms.org. Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The mail server was down most of the day today due to an adjacent UPS that failed and caught fire. The server itself was not damaged, and we hope to have everything back up and running by Friday morning. Please note that although you cannot check or send mail during this outage, mail that others send you is unaffected. Thank you for your patience!

Monday, August 7, 2006

Pointless.epfarms.org broke one year of uptime today. This is the second time this server has pulled off such a feat, and is a fitting way for her to end her more than five years in service with us. In a few weeks, a brand new dual Xeon server will be replacing her. Thanks, pointless!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Our mailing address for payments has changed! If you are planning to send a payment by mail, please contact support@epfarms.org beforehand, to get the new address. The postal service has not been forwarding all of our mail to the proper places, so sending payment to the old address could result in siginificant delays!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sadly, due to contract renegotiation, we have been forced to raise our price for SSL certificates from $15 to $35. We apologise for this most unfortunate change, but we have no choice in the matter. Contact support@epfarms.org if you have any questions.

Friday, August 12, 2005

*** Warning to PHPNuke users! ***
We have recently had several user accounts fall victim to the exploit mentioned at http://secunia.com/advisories/15244/. The only people affected are those running old versions of PHPNuke that are vulnerable to this attack, but the impact to these users has been significant (including temporary loss of account access). If you use PHPNuke on your website, and would rather not have malicious users hijacking your account, you are highly encoraged to upgrade to the newest release version immediately, and to keep PHPNuke up-to-date in the future. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Eggplant Farms turns two years old today! Although this past year got off to a bit of a rough start, we have had smooth sailing ever since, and have some big plans for next year!

Friday, January 14, 2005

Eggplant Farms christens the new mirabel.epfarms.org as our flagship webserver. With dual Opteron 64 processors, gigabit ethernet, and RAID 5, it is our most powerful server to date. Sign up now to be hosted on Mirabel!

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Those users who have been waiting endlessly to be transferred to mirabel.epfarms.org must wait no longer! All eligible accounts with DNS hosted here have been automatically transferred. Those providing their own DNS should change their IP to "66.111.62.88" or to their assigned IP. Thank you all so much for your patience. If you have any problems with your account, please contact support@epfarms.org.

Monday, January 3, 2005

Our secure content has been moved from ssl.epfarms.net to ssl.epfarms.org to reflect our recent name change. Please use the new URL to visit the secure content if you do not wish to be issued warnings by your browser. See the Quick Links section for the new addresses.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

"Mirabel.epfarms.org" has had a serious hardware failure. All services hosted on Mirabel have been relocated while repairs are performed. Affected users will not be charged for hosting for the duration of this relocation. We apologise very much for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact support@epfarms.org.

Saturday, May 8, 2004

Eggplant Farms sends our congratulations to Brock! He graduates today with a degree in philosophy. Though he will be remaining on staff with us, we wish him luck with all the changes to come. Congratulations to all of the 2004 graduates!

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

There are two birthdays to celebrate today. Eggplant Farms has turned one; happy birthday to us! Also, happy third birthday to our oldest continuously-operating webserver. Cumulative web server statistics can be found here if you'd like to take a look.

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

The new website has been up for a few days now, lots of thanks to Mandie for the redesign! The new site and logo are just two of the visible results during the ongoing improvement of our services.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Thanks everybody for your patience during the downtime today. Mirabel's problems have been resolved and she is back up. Thus ends two months of flawless uptime.... Once again we apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, November 8, 2003

Website has gone live! The old site is here [moved]. Eventually it will be moved to community.epfarms.net.