why wordpress was down for 110 minutes

On 19th Feb 2010 we all faced the wordpress down and that affected the 10.2 million blogs. why wordpress was down for some time on 19th 2010 due to huge amount traffic.

That is really huge amount of blogs and page views missed by wordpress. On that day itself Matt who is founder of wordpress is came up with reason. That is really great relief and news to all bloggers of wordpress.

why wordpress was down

why wordpress was down

As Per Matt:  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.

I will update this post as we find out more, and have a more concrete plan for the future.

I know this sucked for you guys as much as it did for us — the entire team was on pins and needles trying to get your blogs back as soon as possible. I hope it will be much longer than four years before we face a problem like this again.

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