Administrators of the site are calling the current downtime nothing to be concerned about, saying that this is due to the site moving to a new host.
BillyReport 10 Jan 2020 2
Co-admin of Dread, Paris, recently shared that the site will now be moving to a new host as they have encountered some problems with the current host and are concerned with the quality of service this host has been providing.
Paris shared in a message posted on Dark.Fail saying,
So we got some host problems. Nothing to be concerned about but we can’t stay with the host the current cluster is on. In one swoop the whole cluster went offline for no really no reason. Reaching out and finding out why yielded… less than adequate responses to my tastes.
Simply put I don’t trust them anymore and until I can get the distributed cluster design to work we are stuck with this kind of localized bullshit. Hopefully the next host will be not as much as an asshole as this one is. We are probably going to lose about 4 days of content due to this (unless hug has a more recent full backup). Dread is a free service supported by some good advertisements and of course all ads will be extended ontop of the downtime.
A snapshot of the message as posted on Reddit
He ended his statement with this before signing off,
Come and say it with me “DISTRIBUTED HOSTING IS THE FUTURE BECAUSE HOSTS CAN BECOME ASSHOLES”
The team shared that while this is happening, the site will be offline and there are some expected data losses. An admin account on the official subreddit of DarkDotFail shared,
Dread is offline and may have lost four days of data. As always, check for updates from Dread’s staff in r/DreadAlert.
The data losses expected to be incurred in this migration span 4 days and Paris responded to concerns about this saying,
Basically it will be like a time reversal. The site will just go back to the snapshot date when the backup was taken place. So if you created your account made a post or comment in the last four days that information will be lost into the abyss. Shit happens. At least it’s not two weeks this time.
Referring to the data losses incurred from the last serious downtime generated from DDOS attacks that the site bounced back from barely a month ago.