10.2 million blogs, and 5.5 million pageviews affected due to WordPress.com outage

WordPress.com was down for approximately 110 minutes, the worst downtime in four years, that affected 10.2 million blogs, including VIPs, and appears to have deprived those blogs of about 5.5 million pageviews. Matt Mullenweg explained the outages “it appears an unscheduled change to a core router by one of our datacenter providers messed up our […]

WordPress.com was down for approximately 110 minutes, the worst downtime in four years, that affected 10.2 million blogs, including VIPs, and appears to have deprived those blogs of about 5.5 million pageviews. Matt Mullenweg explained the outages “it appears 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. 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. What we’re doing: We need to dig deeper and find out exactly what happened, why, and how to recover more gracefully next time and isolate problems like this so they don’t affect our other locations.”