Webserver restored to normal operation…..

Appearently an expensive VPS doesn’t guarantee a fast delivery for the webpages.

The last 24h the performance of the webserver is inferior.
The hosting company is informed about this issue, told me that they have found the problem, told me that they are on the way to solve it….

… however, I cant see any improvement …

Sorry, I can’t do anything to solve this besides taking a rootserver into consideration …

Seriously I like to develop the maps and give support to you – but the problems with laggy or flodded servers and hacking attacks is anoying – for everyone.


Best regards, Christian


unfortunately I cant give support the next 2weecs because of some problens concerning my personal health.

i would ask the exverienced user to help the newbys


Dear OAM-Community,

During the last weeks the pageviews increased by 100% so Openandromaps is forced to move to a faster and more expensive server (again) within the same hoster.

During the move there may occour some short downtimes – sorry for any inconvinience…

Best regards,

Dear Openandromaps-Community,

Unfortunately the switch to the new, responsive Website was not that big success.

The Theme I used finally proved to be:

a.) expensive
b.) of beautifull design
c.) responsive
d.) useless under heavy load
e.) despite the fantastic page speed index slower than the old, free Athahualpa Theme
f.) designed far away from all WordPress standards so nothing really worked (even the download-links were unreliable under load)

OK, 3 weekends wasted – shit happens.. ;-)

Anyway, as more and more user access this website using mobile devices I will processd changing this website to a responsive, mobile layout, BUT with a slim, fast Theme.

Please clear your Browser cache and sorry for any inconvenience,

Best bregards,


The Openandromaps website is under attack, today at 14:10h MEZ the alps.zip was requested 306 times within 2 minutes from the same IP – probably the same person who attacked the site during the last 3 weeks but from different provider.

Well, this is anoying for everyone and there is virtualy nothing I can do against this in the moment.
This is a fight against windmills – I lock one IP – next attack comes from a different IP.

Seems that someone is busy to take this website from the net…

Best regards,


A single Host coused 16 Terrabyte traffic (>50000 Maps downloaded) in the last 3 weeks.
So I had to lock (

Please check your downloadtools and prevent them from running into a loop.
My sponsor for the bandwidth is most generous, however even that has some limits and bombing this site is the best way to take it off the net.

Best regards,

Openandromaps was down from 12.12.2013, 10:00h to 13.12.2013, 11:15h.

The reason: someone/somewhat has replaced the php.ini to a standard one.
A site like Openandromaps is not able to run with a standard server setup.

Anyway: The www.openandromaps.org is in operation and will stay so.
The last weeks saw numerous improvements with the maps thanks to my Co-Author Tobias

One last statement:
The costs of this project are about 2000-2500€ per year, depending of the neccessary hardware replacements.
The donations currently sum up to about 100€ PER MONTH.
The download loggs count 500-1500 maps PER DAY.

I kindly ask you to support this project and keep it free – thanks a lot!

Best regards, Christian

Its time for a summer break, I’m on tour with MTB and Kajak in the beautifull forrest+lake district in the north of Austria near the border of Czech republic. Unfortunately the 3G-Net is weak in this area ;-)
Begining from September on I will update the whole Mapset.

The current update is made with a new set of coastlines – I tried my best to correct errors.
However, if you experience flooded areas please report them – Thanks.

The support will be very basic in the next 3 weeks, if Im sitting at the notebook all the time even during vacance my wife will kill me slowly….

Best regards, Christian


Two weeks ago I moved this website from a shared account to a VirtualPrivateServer wit 8GB Ram and 2Vcores.
In addition I moved the critical parts like js, css and pictures to ContentDeliveryNetwork.
This eliminates the need of questionable and sometimes inkompatible tricks like Browser caching, minifying aso..

Advantage: Usualy the pages are now delivered in less than 2sec to all kinds of browsers
Downside: Costs 378.–€/Year

Anyway, I don’t like to stop half the way – so enjoy it.

Best regards, Christian