Something brought down my shared server today, and it had to be rebooted. Apologies for the downtime. What happened is completely opaque to both me and the tech support; the only mildly suspicious item in my recent logs is 627 recent access requests from 18.104.22.168, a Brazilian ISP. I don’t have that many readers in Brazil, as far as I know.
But that alone really shouldn’t have been enough to bring everything to a screeching halt.
Of course, it could have been something done by one of the people with whom I share the machine.
Get a router that has better logging.
The (Not Really Defunct) Total Informational Awareness Project
The site is hosted in California, so my router at home isn’t especially relevant. Not surprisingly, the hosting company won’t let me see other customers’ logs…