Regular visitors to Sharksworld will have noticed some quite awful technical glitches over the last two days that caused the site to slow down to a crawl
I’m really sorry for the inconvenience caused to authors and readers alike. The issue was caused by some muppets out there on the Interwebs launching what we call a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack against the server – basically what this means is that some people arrange for a frankly staggering amount of requests to hit the server all in one go, which slows things down to the point where normal requests can no longer be served. Exactly who does these sorts of things and why remains a mystery and they are always a real bugger to get a handle on.
Fortunately, we’re told, the good people running the data centre where Sharksworld is hosted (in the good old US and A) have a handle on the problem and have installed some fancy new-fangled firewall thingamabob to ensure that this sort of thing doesn’t happen again. So again, apologies for the interruption, but (touch wood) we should be hunky dory again!
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