Wordpress.Com was Down for 110 minutesBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wordpress.com faced the worst downtime ie. 110 minutes in the last four years. It affected 10.2 million blogs and 5.5 million pageviews are lost. It looks like there was an unscheduled change to a core router by one of their datacenter providers and the change screwed up their network and the site got broken. Simultaneously, it breaks the failover mechasnism between WP location at San Antonio and Chicago. The company further says that although, they could not serve the data, but the data is safe and secure. Wordpress is trying to figure out what exactly happened so that in future, they can isolate the problem and the fault at one location will not affect the other location.