1. Outages for Bluehost, Media Temple

    Outages for Bluehost, Media Temple
    Customers of Bluehost reported being offline for several hours this afternoon. The downtime was attributed to a major power outage in Provo, Utah, apparently due to human error during maintenance at a city-owned substation. “While they were doing maintenance, they caused the 138 KV breakers to open at the Tanner Substation,” Tad Smallcomb, operations manager for Provo Power Systems, told KSL.com. Bluehost staff told customers that generators at the company’s Provo data center functioned properly and the facility never lost power. The problem: much of Provo lost phone service, apparently including the Internet connectivity for Bluehost.
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