Huge downtime at AlphaRacks
So I am a customer of AlphaRacks... okay-okay, hear me out first!
Before NFPHosting was purchased, I grabbed a $7/year VPS from them to host a TeamSpeak server on, so we could sometimes talk with my friends. Didn't pay much, didn't expect much. It was actually functioning great for the last month, there only was a downtime of ~3 hours at 20 April, but it's been up for 26 days since then, too.
Now, I have two other products, one was an NFPHosting Special, $1/year shared hosting. Okay, listen! I bought that so that I had a dirt cheap hosting for my own domain name, I didn't expect a 100% uptime service, I just wanted to use CPanel to have easily configurable mail accounts and DNS zones, and for both of those things, it's great.
The other one is an AlphaRacks Special, webhosting for $0.49/year. Yeah, I hear you. It was, again, for idling a domain name I purchased. I don't need superior uptime, response time or even for it to handle 10+ users at the same time: it just serves an HTML template.
Now to the main post: what do I call huge? Well, my "main-er" website is down for around 10 hours now.
What is interesting about this is that AlphaRacks' Client Area is non-responsive as well, it takes around 30-40 seconds to just log in, I couldn't even reach the ticket creation form. So yeah, now I'm here, waiting for it to be over, because my dumbass set all UptimeRobot monitors to use my main domain's specific subdomains (access everything from somethin.stryp.win, sounds easy enough, right?), and since even the nameservers are down, I now have 0% uptime on all tracked services. Even the ones that are up, with their own IP properly checked.