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Wordpress Server Crash Brings Down Over 10m Blogs

Gordon Kelly


Wordpress Server Crash Brings Down Over 10m Blogs

If you run a Wordpress blog then you won't need me to tell you this, because the massively popular platform suffered a monumental server crash over the weekend and brought down a whopping 10.2m blogs around the world!

"An unscheduled change to a core router by one of our datacenter providers messed up our network in a way we haven't experienced before, and broke the site," said Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg in an official blog statement. "I hope it will be much longer than four years before we face a problem like this again," he added in reference to Wordpress's otherwise excellent reliability record.

During the downtime of just two hours, an estimated 5.5m page views were also wiped - a significant blow to more popular blogs with site advertising.

On the plus side, however, no data was lost during the server outage - not that this should have been a problem with us all meticulously backing up (*cough*). Wordpress also confirmed that blogs based on its software, but not using its hosting were not affected.

The Cloud, yes people there are still a few wrinkles to be worked out yet...


Wordpress official blog post

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