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No StackExchange site was accessible a short while ago. Even isitdownrightnow said it was unreachable. See there ping results (16.Feb.2014 10:51 0 ms.)

What had gone wrong?

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  • Every major website has downtime. If you look up terms like "six 9's" etc , you get an idea Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 20:15
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    ok, in this case - a DDoS attack Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 20:15
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    Stack Exchange just needed to have a little nap.
    – jscs
    Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 20:20
  • Well nothing to worry about, it was just an heart attack! Doctors say the site would recover but we should not mention this alot :/ Should we? ... Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 20:24
  • OK in this case, 3 9's or 4 9's is SO's grade - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_availability Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 20:30
  • @AfzaalAhmadZeeshan - hehe , in this case it's OK . a DDoS is like an online hurricane Commented Feb 16, 2014 at 20:31

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