Daily Archives: March 2, 2013

Somewhat frustrated with 1and1.com

I’ve used 1and1.com for my hosting provider for several years, and they’ve been (to my notion) pretty reliable and have offered me reasonable service at a good price. I’m a bit irritated, though, at the apparent lack of transparency with an outage from the evening of 3/1 to the morning of 3/2. It just happened to coincide with some work I was doing on Friday, moving a wiki from one directory to another and changing the directory that served a particular domain name. I first figured that it was either a DNS propagation issue or the result of hacking after a couple glasses of wine, so I went to bed 😉 . However, the problem persisted this morning, and I started looking into it. Seemed that a number of folks were reporting issues, but the status.1and1.com page and their twitter feed were reporting happiness. Isitdownrightnow.com was showing a problem, though. Come on, guys…give us some quasi-useful status information, at least. The good news is that it’s all back and running normally now.