Outage downs WordPress for two hours


22 Feb 2010

More than 10 million blogs were bumped offline for almost two hours after an outage at WordPress.com.

A problem at the company’s data centre shut down the blogging platform for 110 minutes, affecting 10.2 million blogs and costing the bloggers more than 5.5 million page views, WordPress said.

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“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.