February 19, 2013
Around 5:30am PST on February 19th, the Typepad application and Typepad blogs went offline. The initial downtime lasted approximately an hour and 15 minutes. Following that, blogs went offline again at 8:42am PST, with the Typepad application operating slowly. The second downtime lasted approximately an hour.
We apologize for the downtime
As bloggers ourselves, we understand how important it is to have your blogs available to your readers, your ad networks, and to you personally. We also understand how important it is for you to work with a reliable blogging platform. We let you down, and for that, we are deeply sorry.
Here’s what happened
Unusually high traffic caused issues with the server load balancer, causing the initial downtime. Unfortunately, the initial server reboot failed, causing the second extended downtime. By 9:40am PST, the source of the traffic disrupting the load balance was resolved, and we are continuing to monitor the situation.
Thanks for hanging in there
We pride ourselves on our reliability (if you're a numbers type, that's 99.77% uptime - in fact, for the last 365 days we've had 99.94% uptime, including today), and will be working hard to make any future downtime events like this even more rare.
We regret any inconvenience that this may have caused you. We know you have many publishing options, so thanks again for blogging with Typepad.