Hosting Problems

I’m sorry that I ended up spamming my RSS readers with tons of posts.


But I had some trouble with my ex hosting company (referred from now on as Beelzebub), so I switched companies. After reading about different hosting companies I came to the conclusion that they are all inherently evil, spawns of Satan and their only mission is to cause hate and sorrow in the world. In this regard I consider Beelzebub to be one of the best.

Problem is that Beelzebub doesn’t want to give me access to the contents of my blog. I’ve been asking them (politely) for about two weeks now and I haven’t heard any kind of a real answer from them. Actually all I’ve been asking for is a shell access (which I used to have), but it seems like it’s something they really don’t want me to have. So I ended up doing this MacGyverish hack to get my content back, using an old SQL dump, google reader’s cache and some php magic.

In the process I lost all the comments between September 14th 2007 and January 23th 2008. I’m terribly sorry for that. But Beelzebub is holding them hostage and I’m still waiting to hear what they want for them. Could take a while since, well since everything Beelzebub does takes a while.

95 Responses to “Hosting Problems”

  1. Ian Clifton Says:

    Have you tried any of the WordPress database backup plugins? They usually have a feature to do a full database dump. If you had to, you could upload a PHP file to either try to run mysqldump or to do “SELECT * FROM _wherever_” statements and go from there.

    nfortunately, most hosting companies ARE terrible.

  2. The Happy Friar Says:

    eh… no biggie. I’d rather see crayon physics deluxe available for purchase then old comments. :D

  3. Landy Says:

    Oy im so glad you back up. I was doing my weekly check for new updates and i thought my Internet connection wasn’t working which pissed me off then i realize its not my comp the site is down which mad me sad.

    we need an update on Crayon Physics Deluxe Anyhting Progress update anything plz!

  4. Landy Says:

    ok, not to be totally random and off topic, but i think it would be totally badass if you would developed a Physically accurate ( to an extent ) Sniping game. There aren’t a whole lot of good online sniper games ( sift heads, sift heads2 ) But like the sandbox nature of some of your games has some kickass potential in shooting games. And i would also love to see what you could make when it comes to RPG’s.

  5. petri.purho Says:

    @Ian: Thanks for the suggestion, but the problem is that they closed down the whole site I can’t access it through web or through ssh. This blog is now running on a different server and different host. But the bigger problem was that the wordpress SQL database got corrupted and I couldn’t get a backup of it without trying to fix it. REPAIR TABLE didn’t work so I figured that I could fix it with “myisamchk”. Unfortunately I didn’t have and I still don’t have a shell access so I can’t test that out :(

  6. Bleh Says:

    Awesome the site’s back up. Not-so-awesome the posts are gone, but I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

  7. Jarkendia Says:

    Don’t worry, Petri ;)

  8. Oliver Snyders Says:

    Yay, Kloonigames is back up! I was wondering what happened… maybe an evil, large game publisher came to shut you down after seeing your, *gasp*, original ideas! They can’t have that!

    Nah, I’m actually not *that* down on the industry; I’m more up-beat than most… but it did cross my mind ;)

    Yeah, comments don’t really matter. Maybe they did to you (?) but I think we’re just happy to post them.

    Oh yeah, GDC is coming up soon… Nervous?

    Man, that’s gonna’ be cool (for you). I wish you all the best!

  9. v.dog Says:

    Since the comments have gone, I don’t know if you’ve seen this or not:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7eGypGOlOc It’s an app similar to CPD and has a couple of features I like- the springs, and colour changes to the springs and pivots, so you know when you’ve got them right.

    It’s good to have you back, even if the site isn’t all there. Like the others have said, CPD > this site, so as long as we can buy it when it’s done, it’s all good.

    Oh, and good luck with the IGF. :D

  10. jl Says:

    Just wondering, will CPD be freeware or if no, how much are you thinking of charging?

  11. The Happy Friar Says:

    i was expecting to pay $$. it looks like a full game from the video. I’d gladly pay $20 for a drastically improved version of CP. Where’s the “preorder” button? :)

  12. i'm not giving my name to a machine Says:

    KILL ALL BEEZLEBUB IDIOTS. THEY ARE REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLYYY GAY! good for you, hacking in to the idiot’s computer. when’s crayon physics deuluxe coming out, and how much $$$ will it cost?

  13. i'm not giving my name to a machine Says:

    where have all the games gone?

  14. The Happy Friar Says:

    the games are still there, look under the “games” blog section: http://www.kloonigames.com/blog/category/games

    they’re all there, you just need to go through & get them manually.

  15. logr Says:

    Hi Petri!
    I’m glad to see that your blog has finally come back. Well I am also sorry to say that I don’t have any time to do anything on Crayon Physics yet. But if I feel inspired again, I’ll let you know.

  16. Mark Says:

    Hi Petri,
    i’m glad for your comeback. i just wanna know when will the CP Deluxe for PC be launched coz ur gamez r simply fantastic, fabulous, fantabulous

  17. Justme Says:

    “IGF Platinum Sponsor and Magic: The Gathering developer Wizards of the Coast have announced their own “Gleemie Award,” giving IGF entrants and finalists a secondary cash and a chance for a distribution agreement, in conjunction with its recently launched community site Gleemax.”
    (…)
    “Game 2: Crayon Physics Deluxe by Kloonigames”

    Woohoo! :) Congrats to Petri, hope you win :)
    http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=17332

  18. Petri Purho Says:

    @Justme: Thanks for pointing that out. I didn’t know :)

  19. Grawly Says:

    And now, for a comment on the topic at hand.
    I get my hosting from http://www.hostmonster.com.
    On a list of the best, it was rated Number 1.
    I got 300 Gig Hard drive Space
    3 TB Bandwidth
    and a whole bunch of other crap.

    They’ve upgraded, but I didn’t get the better features, such as 1.5 TB of HD space.
    You can “transfer” domains, but I’ve got no idea what it means, since I’ve never used it.
    Hope that helped in any way.

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