Unexpected Downtime

Last night in the attempt to improve security on the upillar site we added the SSL (secure socket layer) into the upillar classifieds site.  This was already setup and a fairly smooth experience on our upillar motors section so we didn't anticipate trouble.  However, we ran into a couple of problems, each one fairly easy to resolve but each solution raised another issue that had to be addressed.  Because of the issues we are working to implement a staging server so that we don't run into production only problems again. The result of the downtime is that anyone trying to create an account on 05/21/09 from around 7PM (MDT) till 10PM (MDT) will have either received an error or a security warning.  These have been resolved and accounts can be created once again. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused and if you have any issues please don't hesitate to comment on this blog or our Get Satisfaction page.  We always want to hear your opinions, problems and ideas.