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Today's Downtime

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.

Comments

Crof

I've loved TypePad since I beta-tested it in 2003, and if nothing else, the downtime reminded me how much I rely on it. So despite the scare, thanks for keeping TypePad up and running so reliably for so many, for so long.

Daniel5555

I think that TypePad is very reliable service and there is no such thing as 100% uptime anyway, so it's OK for me. But thank you for honesty!

Kofla Olivieri

I was wondering what happened.

Tiffany Jean artist

I was wondering what happened, as well!

Jack Vamvas

Thanks for the update . I noticed http://www.sqlserver-dba.com was not available but the admin pages were available.

Bill Vallicella

Unfortunately, TypePad is not as reliable as it used to be. Saturday nights one has to be very careful to save material.

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