Blog News: Update on Website Downtime & Emergency Network Maintenance (Dec 9)

Website Downtime Update

My web host experienced major networking outages and required emergency maintenance yesterday (Friday, December 9, 2016). This caused all of my blogs/websites and millions of websites around the world to go offline for about 12 hours (starting around 2pm MT yesterday). Here’s more details about the issue if you’re interested.

I spent most of yesterday clicking the refresh button hoping my sites would be back online. I was very frustrated and wished there was something I could do. I was told to be patient and that it was their #1 priority to fix the issue. Thankfully, it looks like HostGator has FINALLY fixed the issue and all sites are finally working again 🙂

We are currently experiencing network issues affecting a number of customer sites. Our sincere apologies for the disruption. Please know we are working to resolve the matter immediately. At present, we’re working to correct a networking issue affecting the following servers:

  • All gator2000 and gator3000 series servers.
  • All web2000 series servers.
  • Multiple VPS servers.
  • Multiple dedicated servers (Linux and Windows).
  • Multiple Cloud and Optimized WordPress servers.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and support.

Raymond Lau