Our site is back up! An explosion at The Planet datacenter this weekend knocked out 9000 servers

If you tried to visit AIDG.org/AIDG.net this weekend, you will have noticed that I site was down in a big way. Here is the scoop from our ISP.

On Saturday 5:45 central time a huge transformer explosion took out three walls and the main electrical system at our datacenter in Houston, Texas. Fortunately no one was hurt in the explosion.

This explosion has taken both of our main nameservers offline which were on separate networks and is affecting many of our servers including our main support website.

The explosion has affected many hosting providers with 10,000 servers currently offline at this time. Fortunately our servers and your website data are still in tact [sic].

The fire department is not allowing for the backup power plan at this
time and the datacenter is working to repair the issue. We were
initially informed of an estimated repair time of Sunday evening and
it appears they are extending it to Monday morning.

Explosion At ThePlanet Datacenter Drops 9,000 Servers from /.

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