As you probably noticed, Universe Today was unavailable for the last couple of days. The site is hosted with Amazon.com’s EC2 service, which has been very stable up until now. But the entire East Coast data center failed early Thursday morning, taking out hundreds of thousands of websites (including Universe Today). This has been a PR disaster for Amazon, so I’m assuming they’re going to go out of their way to make sure it never, ever happens again. Obviously, I’m also going to be making better contingency plans as well.
Sorry for the disruption, let’s hope everything’s stable from this point on.