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August 22nd, 2012
August 22nd, 2012

Dark French Host acquired by PawPrint.net

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Dark French Host and PawPrint.net are excited to announce that PawPrint.net will be taking over hosting services from Dark French Host. Existing customers do not need to make any changes on their end apart from update their support email and telephone records as PawPrint.net will now be providing all hosting support effective immediately.
May 20th, 2012
May 20th, 2012

DFH doman transfer issues: resolved

The domain transfer issues seem to be affecting only those customers with .ca domains hosted with DFH. If you are one of those customers please add ns2.darkfrenchhost.ca to your list of DNS servers. This must be done through your domain name registrar.
May 20th, 2012
May 20th, 2012

DFH .net, .com, and .ca domain transfer causes customer outage

The DFH .net, .com, and .ca domains were due for renewal and it was decided that we should move to a trusted Canadian domain registrar Domainsatcost.ca. During the transfer the old registrar cancelled the domains (something they are not supposed to do) corrupting the DNS records for the DFH name servers. This corruption is making the name servers unreachable for some leaving some customers without a reliable connection to the internet. We have been in contact with Domainsatcost.ca to try to reso...
July 28th, 2011
July 28th, 2011

DFH server back online

After an all night session ending at 6:30am Saskatchewan time the new DFH server is up and running.
July 27th, 2011
July 27th, 2011

DFH Server has unrecoverable crash

DFH server #4 becomes unresponsive and requires a complete rebuild of new server.
May 5th, 2011
May 5th, 2011

Mail relay takes a break.

In the early afternoon our mail relay decided to stop forwarding mail. The issue was rectified at approx 4:00pm Saskatchewan time.
April 23rd, 2011
April 23rd, 2011

Amazon EC2 Outage and Recovery

Understanding the recent Amazon Cloud outage.

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From the early morning April 21st until late at night April 23rd the Amazon Cloud suffered a massive outage at their Virginia data center. This is the location where our shared hosting server is located and as such this outage disrupted service for most all of our customers. This server is now back in operation and functioning normally.
March 14th, 2011
March 14th, 2011

Mail server restored

Data circuit routing restored

Incorrect routing had our mail server isolated on outgoing mail once again. Much like the previous trouble this was caused by our data service provider and was out of our control.
March 14th, 2011
March 14th, 2011

Mail Server Down Once Again

Data circuit interruption has disrupted mail server traffic again.

It has been proven to be another trouble with the same data circuit that is causing the outgoing mail top be blocked. We are working with our ISP to get this resolved ASAP.
March 9th, 2011
March 9th, 2011

Mail server restored

Data circuit programming restored

A brief explanation of the problem to our data service provider resulted in a fairly quick fix.
March 9th, 2011
March 9th, 2011

Mail Server Down

Data circuit interruption has disrupted mail server traffic.

We are currently working with our data service provider to rectify this service outage. The mail server itself is up and running but due to a connectivity issue (most likely a programming error) no mail is being sent out.
October 16th, 2010
October 16th, 2010

Server maintenance window concluded on DFH#4

Server maintenance on DFH#4 has been completed with the upgrading of MySQL to 5.1 and PHP to 5.3.3 (latest stable versions). The upgrade did take longer than anticipated but in the end provided a measurable performance improvement on the server.
October 14th, 2010
October 14th, 2010

Planned server maintenance starting October 15th 11:00pm CST for approx 2 hours

To keep up with the changes in website coding requirements we are planning to upgrade PHP and MySQL to newer versions. If all goes well the upgrades should be transparent and no down time will be experienced.
June 16th, 2010
June 16th, 2010

E-mail maintenance and SPAM filtering

June 14th was the day for some routine mail server maintenance that ended up causing mail interruption and the spam filtering software to lock up. The maintenance cleared over 600,000 backed up spam mails from the server.
June 16th, 2010
June 16th, 2010

New toll free number for DFH

It has been a long time in coming and we are happy to announce that a new toll free number ( 1 888 788 2044 )is available for use. If we are not available please feel free to leave a message concerning all aspects of your account or services.
October 1st, 2009
October 1st, 2009

New server on-line after DFH#3 suffers a fatal hard drive failure

After last nights scheduled maintenance was finished, DFH server #3 suffered a hardware failure involving its main hard drive during the wee hours of the morning. After a 21 hour marathon session (thanks goes out to all involved!) a new cloud hosting server is in place.
September 29th, 2009
September 29th, 2009

DFH#3 Plesk and webmail issues

During the routine maintenance a session file for Plesk has become "locked" and at the moment is unchangeable. As such Plesk cannot be started on the server.
February 16th, 2009
February 16th, 2009

DFH#3 server issues

misunderstanding with our server provider causes extended outage

After a trouble ticket was created to have DFH#3 added to our server providers new online server management console was created DFH#3 became unresponsive.
December 25th, 2008
December 25th, 2008

DFH server #1 is back up!

DFH #1 is back up and running after a power outage (caused by a 2000 amp power box melting causing the entire building to be out of power).
December 24th, 2008
December 24th, 2008

DFH server #1 is currently down

DFH server #1 is currently down. The 2000 amp power circuit that feeds the data center in which DFH#1 resides is currently disabled due to a melted power box.
June 2nd, 2008
June 2nd, 2008

Datacenter Fire interruppts service for Server #3

A data center fire that occurred on Saturday has caused a service interruption. We have re-routed several of the affected protocols and everything is back up - although you may experience some slower access over the next few days as the data center is rebuilt and other servers deal with the backlog of traffic.
January 31st, 2008
January 31st, 2008

Updated service offerings

At DFH we were looking for ways to give our customers more bang for their buck so we updated our line of our web hosting service offerings. We have doubled the...
September 14th, 2007
September 14th, 2007

Update!! Offsite backup server back online.

Offsite backup server off line.

Update!! The backup server is back online. The troubles were traced to a faulty ethernet switch that would intermittantly pass traffic. The switch has been replaced and all traffic is flowing properly.
July 22nd, 2007
July 22nd, 2007

Plesk interface DFH#3

The Plesk interface on server DFH#3 has been fully restored.

The Plesk interface on server DFH#3 has been fully restored. If you are still experiencing troubles please contact us at info@darkfrenchhost.com
July 22nd, 2007
July 22nd, 2007

Plesk inteface DFH#3

Plesk interface back with limited functionality

Plesk interface is back on DFH#3 but with limited functionality. We are continuing to work to restore full funtionality without having any down time.

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