WordPress.com Outage: The Aftermath, Part 2.

In a rare instance, WordPress.com was offline for almost two hours on Thursday February 18th, 2010 (Pacific Time). The team at WordPress still looking at the cause of the outage so to prevent it from happening again.

The outage happened when I was updating WordPress Stats plugin for the self-install WordPress Blogs that I am managing/maintaining. Based on this one information, could the outage involved WordPress API server or the Stats server?

Since I don’t really have access to WordPress.com core servers, I wouldn’t really know what was really going on. It’s just a hunch.

WordPress.com Outage: The Aftermath, Part 1.

I’d better make sure to spell “outage” correctly this time. Yeah, for some reason the iPhone assumed that I wanted to type “outrage” earlier. Blame the double tapping the “t” on the iPhone.

Anyway, WordPress.com is back up and the preliminary reports reveals:

  • 110 minutes of downtime.
  • 10.2 million blogs were down, as opposed to 9.2 million blogs as reported by other source.
  • estimated of 5.5 millions of missing pageviews.
  • the cause of the outage is still unknown.

We’ll find out soon what caused the outage, hopefully.