Our host, successfulhosting.com (ha!), decided to update their database software, from Red Hat 6.2 to Red Hat 7.3. This means that the software used to run databases on our server has been upgraded. Unfortunately, we installed movable type using the earlier version. As a result, our server can no longer read our database. That means that we can no longer put up new blog entries, and also that no one can add new comments. (It’s not just us, actually – everyone with a Movable Type blog hosted on successfulhosting (ha) is having this problem).
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking – “Why, Ampersand, you poor, simpleminded, computer-illiterate, painfully handsome fool, that’s an easy fix!” Well, maybe it would be if our successfulhosting (ha!) account included command-line access. Alas, it does not.
So, pretty much, there’s nothing we can do but wait around for successfulhosting (HA! HA! HA!) to get around to running that easy fix themselves. (Or I could switch off of MT, or switch hosts, or start hard-coding new entries directly into html, which is how I’m adding this notice. But I’m not that desparate yet.)
When will it be fixed? The successfulhosting (you get the idea) techs tell us it will happen soon.
Any day now.