Amazon has informed us that the underlying infrastructure that our web server is served from has hardware problems and is being retired. We need to move our server from one area to another within the infrastructure. Fortunately, this should be as easy as stopping the website and restarting it when Amazon is done with their work.
So, we are scheduling some downtime for the website, a rare but necessary occurrence.
We will bring the website down at 19:30ET (23:30UT), 23 July. We expect it will come back up at 21:00ET 23 July (01:00UT 24 July). The database, forums, and VPhot will be unavailable during this time.
We look forward to being on better, more stable hardware, after this maintenance. Thank you all for your patience!