[Feb 21 update] SimFileShare website (simfileshare.net) is currently not working
There are new updates that have been added at the bottom of this story…
The website of SimFileShare, a file hosting service for players of The Sims series, is currently down. If you try opening the site, you’ll find it’s completely inaccessible – you get “504 Gateway Time-out” error.
Of course, this is affecting users of the service, or simmers (as they are popularly known). Several of them are taking to online platforms like Twitter to share their experience. Take a look:
@SimFileShare Hey guys hope the website is ok. I can't get it to load 😊😁
— LaurenElizabeth 🎮 (@LozzzieEliza05) January 7, 2019
Omg …so many people tweeting about simfileshare being down today… didn't realise how many players were depending on it!
— Deligracy (@Deligracy) January 7, 2019
Mine says 502 error before earlier it said 504
— Julya Dias (@JulyaDi50820346) January 7, 2019
Me while simfileshare is down pic.twitter.com/r8ZaDqYQrm
— PearlescentSims (@pearlescentsims) January 7, 2019
Any idea when we will be able to download stuff again? Not to rush you! Please and thank you!!! @SimFileShare
— MeliSims (@queenbunny496) January 7, 2019
Now no one can access it at all. A bit of warning would have been nice if it no longer works.
— Sophia Watley (@SophiaWatley) January 7, 2019
Trying to avoid script revisions by downloading more cc for my new downloads and being actually productive and then simfileshare is down
— 🦋 TheOnlyException 🦋 (@ExceptionCollab) January 7, 2019
simfileshare is down! i deleted over 2,000 pieces of alpha cc because I had a terribly laggy game so I’m switching to maxis match which I find nice and it’s down so I could barely get any cc 🙁 #simfileshare
— Angela (@angelan596) January 7, 2019
SimFileShare has been down for others too. Does it reference some bad gateway or like a white screen in general?
— Trippey D (@TrippeyD) January 7, 2019
hhhhhfggfhf simfileshare is down
— AUGH (@void_arcade) January 7, 2019
If you take a look at the official SimFileShare Twitter handle, you’ll see the service acknowledged an uploading issue on December 31, but has been quiet since then.
Uploading Problems – Hi all, some of you may be experiencing problems with uploading to SFS – apologies!… https://t.co/3fqCOyr8dL
— SimFileShare (@SimFileShare) December 31, 2018
And going by some of the user reports, it appears the site has also been down since then.
It's been 7 days. Why isn't your site working yet???
— 🌊 Akiko Lily (@Lily_Warrior) January 7, 2019
Even the service’s Tumblr account hasn’t posted any update on this issue.
Anyway, we are keeping an active tab on the matter, and will update this story as and when we come across more news worthy stuff. Meanwhile, use the comments section below to share your thoughts on this ongoing problem and SimShareFile in general.
Update 1 (Feb 13)
The service recently underwent some maintenance.
Server Maintenance Update – simfileshare: Hi all! The bulk of the maintenance/upgrading is now done, so… https://t.co/wKrHByWkuQ
— SimFileShare (@SimFileShare) February 10, 2019
Let us know in the comments section below if you are still facing some issues.
Update 2 (Feb 13)
The service is reportedly again down.
i cant either.. I panicked thinking it was on my end
— 🎃Carnivorous Turtle👻 (@deerfluff) February 13, 2019
We’re looking for more information on the ongoing issues.
Update 2 (Feb 18)
Service reportedly acting glitchy again, with users getting error 500 for doanloads.
every time i try to download something it says error 500 is there a problem right now or is it me?
— lara (@laratheloser) February 18, 2019
@SimFileShare your website is getting Server 500 error when trying to download files
— LaurenElizabeth 🎮 (@LozzzieEliza05) February 18, 2019
Update 3 (Feb 19)
Planned downtime today:
Planned downtime today – probably 4-8 hours. Updates will be posted here and on Tumblr. Apologies for the inconvenience!
— SimFileShare (@SimFileShare) February 19, 2019
Update 4 (Feb 20)
Looks like there’s an outage of sorts as users are still complaining the service isn’t working.
ya'll, where are the updates?? it's almost been a whole day without anything.
— Nay. (@SaltedTM) February 20, 2019
It's been nearly an entire day. I get that you guys are doing the best you can, but it shouldn't take this long without any updates whatsoever.
— ace sea witch 🧜♀️ (@marveltrash__) February 19, 2019
We haven’t come across any official word about the ongoing outage from Team SimFileShare yet. However, keep checking back as we’ll update the story as and when we’ll have more info.
Update 5 (Feb 21)
More info on the ongoing outage:
Apologies, all – the backup is taking much longer than anticipated and will probably last for most of today as well
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