By someone on Aug. 2nd, 2011 04:54AM
Well, I can't really express how angry I am in text. If only you could see my flailing arms. When the site went down Friday, I was under the assumption that it would be back up later that evening. It's now 1 am on Tuesday, and the site has just gone back up.
Anything that could have gone wrong with the new server installation did go wrong. What should have taken a few hours took 3 and a half days. The entirety of the blame goes to my hosting, who did the most spectacularly awful job possible. Even in the last 24 hours, there was not even the slightest hint of urgency in fixing my problems. I will be finding a new host as soon as I return from Berlin. I regret the timing of my trip as well as the fact that these are servers that I have purchased, as I will most likely have to sell them. I have lost a good deal of ad revenue as well as wasted money on hardware purchases. I am looking into how I will be compensated.
Adura, my server admin, has done an amazing job and is in no way to blame for the downtime. He's the reason the site is working at all now, and did a large portion of my host's work for them.
Unfortunately, there seem to be previous issues with my host's firewall popping up... most likely because we are now using a new set of IP addresses. This could mean some connectivity issues until they get their shit together.
I get into my office tomorrow morning, and I will update the game as soon as I have a chance. Hopefully the firewall issues won't be too bad. Sorry again and thanks for being patient (if you were).
By Bert on Jun. 1st, 2011 02:22AM
Haha now none of you's can shout 'FIRST' because you can only start at second.
Thanks for the update.
By wafercrisp on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:30AM
Welp, that explains that.
Thanks for the immediate news post and all the details; hope ya get these hosting issues fixed without any further pain.
By RunesGuy on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:30AM
YAY btw SECOND!!!!
By pieofdeath123 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:31AM
:D sits back im so happy to play again and I tried to be patient but im not a patient person D:
By dubby on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:31AM
By quizzno on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:32AM
By RunesGuy on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:32AM
By haqifaw on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:35AM
By speedy2465 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:38AM
oh yeah thanks jim and what now im 10 to comment
By Exoquatic on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:42AM
By brandcool86 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:51AM
Don't Worry u did a alright job and now i can finnally play happy wheels again!
By PurelyAtomic on Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:03AM
Hey, at least it's up again. If you're looking for a new host I've got an old Apple II I could dig up for you. Although it might be a bit overqualified.
By kaione on Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:04AM
LALALALALALA HAPPY WHEELS IS BACK YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAHHHH FUCK YEAH! RDJZKLHYSDJ sorry...i am crazy
By MotorMII on Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:06AM
Thankyou very much jim for staying up late to fix this problem
By Tannerhead on Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:13AM
Yay!! Back up playing the demo on other sites got boring YAY!1
By trotterski on Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:17AM
Fuck the $ystem Jim! Beat your money back out of their cooperate asses!
By basher on Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:27AM
well i just knew that you didn't run out of money and had to close the site i was sure you didn't die in a plane crash and they closed the site or that your hard drive burned up and blew up completely destroying the site PS the next up date will be great once you can put it =D
By Crash Course on Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:28AM
I thank you for the update jim!
By C4Radon on Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:40AM
Thanks for the news update Jim, I wondered wtf was happening. By the way, what company are you using for hosting? As it seems to be horrendous. Anyways, good luck with getting this all sorted out and it's a bummer you got shafted into wasting some money on hardware. Is the physical server in your house?? By the way, I have a question I was wondering about. In like 10 years I'm assuming you wont be updating the site/happy wheels. Wtf will you be doing? Anyways, glad to hear an update, goodbye and goodluck! Have fun in Berlin
By kieran78910 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:05AM
that new item thats going to be made the flying jet pack thing what u hold on to i think u should be able to put it on and mabie controll it
By rugbyboy119 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:16AM
Awesome! Now I can play Happy wheels. My Face was going red everyday. Not anymore! Thankyou guys!
By Bulb on Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:43AM
By semtimmy on Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:51AM
search stil disabled! :(
By forolobx on Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:51AM
omg yay and when next charator coming
By ianh on Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:56AM
take your time man just take you time ianh..
By trotterski on Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:56AM
They just made a character. Is your attention span that little?
By cudi_budi on Aug. 2nd, 2011 04:26AM
30 FIRST hahaha bitches
good that the sight is back up
By colonel Ford on Aug. 2nd, 2011 04:36AM
I am flailing my arms at the person who sold it TO YOU!!!
By ASD1241 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 05:30AM
yay.... i can play happy wheels again
By fail xd on Aug. 2nd, 2011 05:36AM
oops thats realy sucks 0_o
By exallos on Aug. 2nd, 2011 06:04AM
well, its nice to play happy wheels again!
Jim, can you update the game soon? i saw the video with the turbines and i can't stand to play!
i think this is the best idea you ever had!
By ScaryMovieFanatic22 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 06:08AM
uuuuummmmmm for some reason its not letting me play the updated version, whenever i play on happywheels it says that there is a updated version and i need to restart my cache before playing and when i do it says the same thing over and over again...... what the hell is happeneing
By Crackerbox123 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 06:15AM
why are people saying "yay i'm 8th!" when they should be commenting on how happy they are that the site is back up
By melikepie231 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 06:22AM
phew i was waiting for this site to back up i nearly died of no happy wheels syndrome
and if you dont believe that thats a disease look it up
and besides i love this game
By hx827506187 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 07:07AM
"divine intervention" too hard
How should i play?
By Uber E on Aug. 2nd, 2011 07:11AM
What about level backgrounds, hows charoline doing on those?
By iblob on Aug. 2nd, 2011 08:04AM
Thank god for that if i hadnt have seen the disembodied head of a man riding a segway by Wensday i would have done it IRL!
By jasper6 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 08:24AM
lol... alexdepex is gay
By spud97 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 08:39AM
I enjoy your game quite a lot because of the sheer (and truly awesome[url=http://trollface.jpg][img] http://trollface.jpg[/img][/url]) blood, guts and gore. As well as the beutifully drawn charicatures (joke characters).
However so far I do not believe that I have found your so called 'adventure man' on any of the levels, this makes me believe that, perhaps, [b]he. is. not. real!!![/b]
Please fix him with the upmost haste.
Yours sincerely [i]A. G. Amer[/i]
By kristofferson on Aug. 2nd, 2011 09:21AM
i am thinking of putting speed painting art on youtube of total jerkfaces happy weals if you would like me to do this plz tell me i think more ppl would come to this sight.
By robo991 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 09:40AM
hey i was wandering when the search engine in happy wheels was going to be back and running again? :S
By Hogu123 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 09:48AM
Thanks Jim, Jason, and whatever her name was! When I clicked the TJ icon on my desktop i thought it was going to be the screen telling sever was down
but... NO! YAY!
By Mexican101 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 10:20AM
Finally! it has been a few days, and now i am anxious to play again!
By Natsters46 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 10:28AM
I thought the search would be back up with the new server but I was wrong :(. Any idea when it will be back?
By mooney3456 on Aug. 2nd, 2011 11:23AM
what about search aint back