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.
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.
Posted by: Crof | February 19, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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!
Posted by: Daniel5555 | February 19, 2013 at 06:31 PM
I was wondering what happened.
Posted by: Kofla Olivieri | February 19, 2013 at 09:42 PM
I was wondering what happened, as well!
Posted by: Tiffany Jean artist | February 20, 2013 at 05:08 AM
Thanks for the update . I noticed http://www.sqlserver-dba.com was not available but the admin pages were available.
Posted by: Tom Collins | February 20, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Unfortunately, TypePad is not as reliable as it used to be. Saturday nights one has to be very careful to save material.
Posted by: Bill Vallicella | February 20, 2013 at 07:01 AM