Embedding from H5P.org temporarily disabled
Update August 29th 10:52 am CET: Embedding has been enabled again. We've made several optimizations on H5P.org and most importantly our hosting supplier has moved H5P.org to a different physical machine. H5P.org should now be able to handle the high traffic seen during the last two weeks. We will in addition add more warnings to H5P.org against using H5P.org for creating and hosting content where the sole purpose is not to try out H5P.
We have seen frequent periods of down-time on H5P.org the last two weeks, it seems that H5P content created on H5P.org and embedded on third party sites is (despite being warned against) used so frequently that H5P.org is unable to handle the load. Adding more hardware has not been sufficient to fully improve the situation. We have now started several processes to improve the responsiveness of the site and hope to have everything fully operational from tomorrow(August 29th). While the processes are running we have disabled embedding to keep the most important features of the site functioning. The alternative would be having the entire community site down for several hours. We're sorry for any and all inconvenience this may cause. When we enable embedding again all existing content will work as it did before, new content will when embedded get a message making it clear that it is only to be used for trying out H5P, with links to how you can get started with H5P after testing it here on H5P.org.
When using H5P for real you should either self host or use H5P.com. We know embedding from H5P.org is still used for more than just trying out H5P despite previous warnings. Disabling embed is something we really wanted to avoid. We have to state again that H5P.org should not be used for hosting important content that is used for educational or any other purposes than just trying out H5P. The reason for this is quite obvious with the recent down time, H5P.org is running on low cost infrastructure. H5P.org's main purpose is to facilitate collaboration within the H5P community and promote H5P.
See getting started for how to self-host H5P content.
If you can't or won't self host you may consider H5P.com. H5P.com is a high-end service for creating and hosting H5P content. H5P.com funds the development of H5P (and scales automatically, so it handles much, much more traffic).
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 03:39
We have created some content on H5P org to use in our LMS (CANVAS). We know embedding has been disabled today but we want to know if that content will be made available again or if it will be permanently unavailable. We know moving forward we will either self host or use H5p.com, but we are concerned about the content we have already created.
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:08
Hi Dec Coordination,Afaik the
Hi Dec Coordination,
Afaik the embedding will be enabled again. When you may ask? We are not sure yet. We still have to make sure that the recent down time for H5P.org will not heppen again once the embed function is re-eanbled. You do not have to worry about the content you created it will stay on the H5Ps server. In the future when you decide to host your own content or host it in H5P.com, you can still download the contents created in H5P.org and upload it to your site.
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:56
Please reenable embedding
It has not at all been clear that embedding is a feature to test out content. Embedding content across the web is a standard in all rich media! This is very surprising to me, and we've relied heavily on embedded content. We're using ruby on rails and we've found no solution to self-hosting h5p in rails. If you information here, please advice.
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 18:33
Hi linguno!I am sorry that
I am sorry that embedding was unavailable for some time. As you may have noticed, its running again. We have moved to a more powerful server environment that can handle the vast amount of embeds that people are using. However, I need to point to the fact that there has been a message above each content that you create stating: "H5P.org provides a free service for trying out H5P" We have made it a little more prominent today. I hope that you'll understand that we cannot provide unlimited embeds on H5P.org to everyone for free. At some point in time, the new server may be pushed to its limits as well. That's why you can install the software H5P (which is completely free and even open source software) on your own server infrastructure.