- server error

It seems that the instance at where my blogs are hosted is experiencing a server error. When I go to my blog

I get this at the bottom of the error page

{“code”:500,“error_msg”:“This is an unhelpful error message for a miscellaneous internal error.”}

Just wondered if anyone else on this instance was having issues please. I appreciate the admins are probably busy etc. Keep up the good work on the admin side, you are doing a great job.


Paul Sutton.

I take it you’re self-hosting the WriteFreely software? If so, your hosting provider can give you insights here as it’s on their server.

If you are pointing your domain to the servers, then something is up with the record. If that is the case, then there are usual help docs for the domain registrar. If you share who you’re using, I can point you in the right direction.

Hi, Thank you for your reply. I am not actually hosting myself, my account is on writeAs instance.

I asked here, as perhaps an admins or other users, may be able to suggest what is wrong.

It does look like you have suggested what the issue is. Could be a case of seeing if the admin can fix it.

It does raise a question, that perhaps instances could have some sort of donation system built in (say via liberapay), I would be able to chip in say a few $$ a month (as the server is based in Canada) I would guess other users may be happy to do the same,

As the service is ‘free’ to the end user (e.g me and other users) I appreciate that both time, money go in to keeping the service running.

I can ping the server, which is a good thing.

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=105 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=52 time=105 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=52 time=105 ms
— ping statistics —
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2003ms