7DollarSecrets.com Hit By Hard Drive Trouble

It was a bit nerve-wracking when I found 7dollarsecrets.com displaying a blank page today, particularly when I could FTP in and also get in to my control panel. What could be wrong?

Well, it turned out that the hard drive containing the site at the hosting provider was beginning to fail and the drive locked itself into read-only mode as a failsafe. Since the script couldn't write data, it was timing out and displaying a blank page.

Both 7DS and the forum were affected for about 15 hours, but they're up now. The hard drive is sheduled for replacement sometime this week—in fact, a backup server is also due to be installed.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience to my affiliates.