Extra Space Blues

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Why is it that my site fucks up when I am doing something critical.

Flip had requested access to the members area of this site, so I dutifully went and modified the .htpasswd file to her to log in. It’s technical, but not complicated and shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes to do. Basically, I have to encrypt the password, add it to the ascii file that has all the passwords and upload it to the server (there’s some chmod issues too, but I don’t want to bore you).

Easy? No no no no no!

Once again, I got data quota exceeded messages, despite the fact that I still have 8mb of disk space left. Great, it’s Friday evening.

The solution was simple, though a pain in the arse. I took down a whole heap of images to get my quota back under 20mb and then uploaded the password file. I took this opportunity to upload my Theme Thursday entry for this week while I was at it, followed by reloading all the images back onto the server.. With no problems.

I’m wondering if the data is manually checked, and some techie at arachnet thought I had gone over. Could removing the images and reloading them clear the block? I don’t know.

What I do know is that the server is an apache server, which derives its name from “a patchy server”. It’s basically a whole pile of modules working together so it is incredibly adaptable to any number of server variations.

Meh.. I think I’m dribbling.. Ok, you can wake up now!

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