Bluehost Down! Major Host Company Experiences Global Network Outage.

Friday, August 2, 2013 – Major web hosting company Bluehost has suffered a global network outage, affecting thousands of websites and customers worldwide.

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Bluehost Down – Global Network Outage

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Bluehost officially addresses the outages via Twitter.

At around 9AM EST, websites hosted with Bluehost began dropping offline. The problems escalated, and an hour later, Bluehost addressed the issue officially via Twitter stating: “There was an unexpected issue while we were performing maintenance on our network. Your account available in next few minutes.” Since then there has been a flood of tweets from frustrated customers as their sites went down and have remained offline since. Bluehost is continually responding to customers reassuring them that “we resolving issues as quickly as we can.” Other Bluehost tweets read, “we are aware of issues network wide!” and “we are continuing to diagnose issues”. The chatter is constant, growing every few seconds. (catch the “Bluehost down” twitter stream here)

Current Dotcom-Monitor website monitoring tests show Bluehost’s own website to be down, worldwide. Several Dotcom-Monitor client websites were affected by this network outage.

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August 2, 2013 – Dotcom-Monitor test verifies Bluehost is down worldwide.
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There is media speculation that Bluehost suffered a massive DDoS attack, but this has not been confirmed at this time.

To check the status of or your own Bluehost hosted website, run our free worldwide website test.

If your Bluehost website is currently down and you would like to be notified when it comes back online, or of any future performance or outage issues, we are offering a free no-obligation free trial of our website monitoring services to all Bluehost customers affected by the issue.

Dotcom-Monitor has reviewed Bluehost in the past, as part of our fastest web host analysis. In June of 2012, Bluehost ranked fastest in our test of the best web hosting websites.

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