Website Issues Resolved
Our website issues have been resolved – at least for now. The issue was with some rouge indexing bots. We have taken steps to prevent this from occurring. Our host will be monitoring the site for the next week to see if the steps were effective. If not, we will be back in the same situation.
As a precaution, I am creating a backup site with another host. If we run into issues, it will be a simple matter of pointing to the new host.
We Are Back With Sonixcast
After running a non-public test stream for the past few months on our sister station, Flashback Division, I am satisfied that the bulk of the growing pains SonixCast was experiencing have passed. Our iTunes stream now points to the 192kb SonixCast feed. The FA website listen links have also been updated.
You will no longer be able to use the StreamLicensing app on your smart device. However, any app that supports the ShoutCast directory can be used to tune in. Our 192kb and 64kb streams are listed. If you bookmarked the StreamLicensing streams, please update to the new SonixCast streams.
Thank you for your patience, and as always, thanks for listening to Flashback Alternatives.
We are continuing to work with our current hosting provider, TMD Hosting, to resolve our issues. TMD Hosting suspended our account due to a drastic increase in bandwidth and disk I/O. This was the correct action to take on their part. Since there were no changes to the FA site, I am working with them to determine the cause and rectify.
I am hopeful we will be able to resolve the issue. If not, I will be moving on to another host this weekend.
Please bookmark this page (https://flashbackalternatives.wordpress.com), as this is our backup site, and will always be reachable.
Tune In: 192kb / 64kb
Tag Board (Chat): http://my.cbox.ws/FATag2
March AoTM Poll: https://goo.gl/5nvHBG
Note: Our iTunes listing calls a file that is hosted on the FA website. As a result, our iTunes listing is not working. Please use the Tune In link above (or in the links area) to Tune In.
Thank you for your patience and for listening to Flashback Alternatives!
I am happy to announce that Flashback Alternatives is back on the air as of 6:25am this morning!
Just in time for Friday Bad 70s (affectionately known as Poo Friday’s!).
Thank you for your patience!
Due to technical issues with the FA Broadcast Server hardware, FA will be offline all day today. I am hoping to resume broadcasting by tomorrow morning, but there is a chance we will be offline until the weekend.
I apologize for the outage.