31 Dec 2013

Bluehost, HostGator Among EIG Brands Hit by Massive New Year’s Eve Outage

Posted by iwgcr

Endurance International Group brands Bluehost, HostMonster, HostGator, and JustHost have ended 2013 with a massive outage affecting customers worldwide.

The outage struck Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostmonster and Justhost around 1:37 EST and the impact was felt around the world. Thousands of customers have been without access to their emails or websites. Customers have taken to Twitter to express their outrage with Bluehost and the other hosting companies that are experiencing an outage.

Bluehost released a statement earlier in the day stating, “Our Provo UT data center is currently experiencing some outbound network traffic connectivity issues. Admins are on site and looking into the issue.”

Finally, the services were restored at 4:50 pm ET Services for the majority of customers, according to EIG. However, no official statement was issued on what caused this outage.

Date

Service

Duration

Critical Data Lost

2013-12-31 HostGator, Bluehost, HostMonster, JustHost 3 hours 13 minutes no

 

Resources:

http://dailyglobe.com/34425/bluehost-hostgator-hit-new-years-eve-outage/

http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/bluehost-hostgator-among-eig-brands-hit-massive-new-years-eve-outage

http://americanlivewire.com/2013-12-31-2013-12-31-bluehost-and-hostgator-crash/

 

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