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TWIH: CloudLinux offers fix for unstable hosting environments

Linux-for-hosting operating system developer CloudLinux has issued a white paper detailing the findings of a study the company conducted aimed at learning more about how to balance server load in situations faced by shared hosting firms, offering insight into the issues faced and potential solutions to help providers tackle them.

WordPress.com outage downs 10.2 million blogs for 2 hours

The giant of blog hosting WordPress.com has seen an outage Thursday this week that lasted for nearly 2 hours. An unscheduled router change took 10.0 million blogs down when all the mechanisms for failover also broke. The company is working on a plan to make sure a similar issue does not occur in the future.

1&1 Internet: 1 year later

It’s been almost one year since we examined the virtues and short-comings of top web host 1&1 Internet. With 10 million registered domain names, 9 million customer contracts and 5 data centers in operation, 1&1 is clearly claiming a massive share of the hosting market. What begs for closer inspection is how 1&1 Internet can […]

Storms causes data center downtime

Severe weather in Northern California is taking its tall on data center performance. NaviSite‘s San Jose facility experienced multiple downtime starting around fifteen minutes before 5 o’clock Pacific Standard Time. An estimated total of 500 customers were affected by 17 outages. The following day at noon, NaviSite posted in its blog that its DC continues […]

DreamHost not so dreamy

In what appears to be an ongoing issue for the past week, web hosting provider DreamHost has been experiencing numerous outages. The issues began shortly after the company migrated its data center and a resulting network failure occurred. From the looks of it, the web hosting company did not spend a little time beforehand planning […]

Twitter works to improve its “worst performing” social site image

So, the days of being constantly treated to the image of the soulful Twitter fail whale are in the past.  The main trending topic regarding Twitter isn’t so often pointing to “is Twitter down?” and, for the most part, social media addicts who savor each and every tweet are getting down to the business of […]

Ubuntu hit by an outage on November 1

Ubuntu has experienced outages on November 1 due to downloads of various software including Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu 9.10 serve and desktop editions as well as Karmic Koala. According to a survey, over 1.4 million websites are served from Ubuntu machines.

AIT router failure takes web host offline for hours

A web hosting provider Advanced Internet Technologies has experienced a router failure and went offline yesterday. FTP services, hosted sites, and email servers are some of the services that are not accessible. Customers reported in Twitter that some of them have not received service for over six hours. According to the “system status page”, the […]

Routine upgrade caused Gmail downtime

Google‘s Gmail service went offline for many of the customers yesterday due to a miscalculation in routine upgrades. IMAP and POP access and mail processing services were not affected by the outage. Google’s VP of engineering wrote an apology letter and addressed the fact that the news first appeared on Twitter and various blogs.

ServerBeach goes offline for hours

Customers of ServerBeach were hit with multiple hours of downtime on the evening of August 28. The company has restored its power within an hour, but some customers were still reporting they could not connect to their servers on Saturday morning. For communication, the company has utilized Twitter to report on the progress.

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