WordPress outage blacks out millions of blogs

More than 10 million blogs were dragged offline for almost two hours following a massive outage at WordPress.com.

WordPress outage blacks out millions of blogs

The popular blogging platform was down for 110 minutes due to a problem at the company’s data centre. The outage downed 10.2 million blogs and cost them more than 5.5 million page views, according to WordPress.

“We are still gathering details, but it appears an unscheduled change to a core router by one of our data centre providers messed up our network in a way we haven’t experienced before, and broke the site,” reads a post on the WordPress site.

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“It also broke all the mechanisms for failover between our locations in San Antonio and Chicago. All of your data was safe and secure, we just couldn’t serve it.”

The company claims it was its worst downtime in four years, and that it’s working on a plan to ensure a similar problem doesn’t drag the blogs down for as long again.

“I know this sucked for you guys as much as it did for us — the entire team was on pins and needles trying to get your blogs back as soon as possible,” the company claims. “I hope it will be much longer than four years before we face a problem like this again.”

WordPress is the world’s most popular blogging platform. Users have the choice of running hosted blogs from WordPress.com, or installing the software on their own or their web host’s servers.

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