We’re under attack!
Recently, the servers that host https://coughlin.co and most of our clients’ websites were taken offline for an extended period of time. For the first few minutes everyone seemed uneasy, but also expectant that this would be the typical internet hiccup that we commonly experience. However, the servers were not accessible for quite some time.
Though the outage was frustrating, to say the least, we are thankful to have a hosting company (8Dweb.com) that has backups, firewalls and per-site protection that kept our individual sites safe. Though the servers were fine, the data center managed by InfoRelay was totally unreachable. The cause? A massive DDoS attack on the data center.