As some of you may have noted, there was an issue accessing this site beginning at around 8:45 am EDT. I checked with my host, GoDaddy, and they said it was a know issue and techs were working on the problem. While I was on the phone with them the site started to come back online. I imagine that it will be a little flaky for a while and then return to normal.
I wanted to apologize for the outage. I know that these things can be frustrating and I try to keep things well-maintained here to avoid these kinds of problems, but this one was out of my hands. If you’re curious as to what a site outage looks like in terms of the back end, here is a screen capture of the “real-time” Google Analytics data for the site before, during, and after the outage:
I also wanted to mention that overall, GoDaddy has been a terrific hosting service. This is the first significant outage I’ve had in well over a year. The site was down today for approximately 25 minutes. If you do the math, that is an overall uptime of 99.99995%. I’d say that’s a pretty darn good uptime.
Once again, sorry for the outage, and as I mentioned, things might be a little flaky here for a while as they techs work to stabilize the servers.