My ISP just notified me that they'll be upgrading the software on the server running A*'s site on Thursday, December 10th. Down time is expected to be only about 15 minutes total, so you probably won't even notice, but I thought I'd post this just in case.
They're going to be updating the versions of various software that it's running, like FreeBSD, Perl, PHP, etc, and supposedly afterwards it will be running even faster than it is now, so yay, early Christmas prezzie. :D
My ISP, who I've been using for over ten years now on various sites, is pair.com
. They're expensive by the standards of some of the "unlimited* stuff! (*but not really)" hosting services out there these days, but they have always been really on the ball and incredibly reliable.