Originally Posted by macscac
what is with this website?
it is down quite often.
its been working all nite. then just as im creating an account to check out, it goes down again?
does this happen to anyone else?
Will happen for everybody. We ABSOLUTELY shut down everything and back up everything and do required maintenance for 60 minutes each day, between 2 and 3 am Mountain Standard time. It's been calculated to be our slowest hour, so that's when it's down. In fact, it's 2:03 as I post, and it should be down now.
Been that way for as long as we've been on-line, 1998? Not sure on the exact date.
Everything we have is custom written, by our own in house I.T. department and software experts. All software, web stuff, everything, in house. That's why our site looks different than places that use can'd e-commerce store software. I know we even had to make our own printer software, etc. The last major overhaul in 2005 took nearly 3 years to develop. But it gives us INCREDIBLE flexibility.
If anyone should ever have an idea like, "you know what would be cool..." fee free to drop us a note on it.