UPDATE: COLO4 is claiming the problem is resolved. No love for my KnownHost sites however. Soon hopefully? 8:47 PM August 10th, 2011
UPDATE: Still no official ETA on KnownHost/COLO4 servers being back up. Another update in an hour. 4:24PM EST August 10th, 2011
Update: Check for COLO4 updates here. They are installing a spare. No ETA listed. 3:14 EST August 10th. #knownhost.
UPDATE: Knownhost is down because the COLO4 facility is down. Try searching for updates on that if you’re a Knownhost customer – 2:29PM EST August 10th.
Generally speaking, I’m very happy with KnownHost and their suite of tools for being a webmaster. VPS, dedicated, you name it, they have it, and 99.9999999999% of the time it works fantastic. My 12,000 page blogs load quickly, they are always up, and I never get any complaints on anything. Side Note: Obviously this blog is hosted elsewhere. Two hours later, still down.
Until today. Apparently, Knownhost has been eaten by zombies.
By Andrew Braithwaite from Melbourne, Australia (Melbourne Zombie Shuffle) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Why I think my KnownHost was Eaten By Zombies
It’s simple really. My websites haven’t received a single visitor since 11:49 AM eastern time this morning. The KnownHost Website is down. And they haven’t tweeted an update since June 4th (65 days ago). People all over Twitter are complaining about #knownhost not being available for comment, or to provide support updates.
So clearly, they’ve been eaten by zombies.
No web host with a sparkling reputation can simply disappear, can they? I mean, obviously their brains have been consumed by a horde of undead somewhere in Texas (insert your own George Bush joke here).
I mean, an internet company, selling internet stuff, knows about Twitter and Facebook, don’t they?
Zombies, I tell you.