Why WordPress.com Went Down

Posted Feb 19, 2010

Blog hosting website WordPress.com went offline for about 110 minutes. This caused 10.2 million blogs to go offline and deprived them of receiving about 5.5 million pageviews. The reason why WordPress.com went offline was because of a core router change by a data center. All of the data is safe, but just could not be served. “The entire team was on pins and needles trying to get your blogs back as soon as possible. I hope it will be much longer than four years before we face a problem like this again,” stated WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg. [WP Company Blog]