SL: Tech Notes

Technical notes from the webmaster, regarding the Sweet Liberty web site at

If you notice a broken link, or something else that doesn't work properly, I want to hear about it. with the specific web address (URL) of the page, along with a description of the problem. Your assistance is priceless, and helps to improve the quality of everyone's browsing experience.

— Darren

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Cogent's mess also took down Wikipedia 

I've been poking around on the Internet and have noticed that there are many hosting providers who've been affected by the Cogent mess. As such, there are some high profile sites that were affected by the disaster.

One of those sites is Wikipedia, the popular, free online encyclopedia. Wikipedia was down for over two hours, according to CNet News.

I've got a feeling they'll be lawsuits coming over this trainwreck.

With the hosting companies, having to credit their disgruntled customers for not being able to meet their "99.9 percent uptime guarantee", the costs for Friday's Cogent fiasco will quickly add up!

Clients who rely upon their websites for sales, will likely seek reimbursement for lost revenue.

There is a saying in the business world: Time is money. In the world of Internet web hosting, downtime is lost money.

This could get very nasty!

posted by Darren Weeks  # 5:00 PM


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