I’m sorry for the outage on Slugger from Thursday night until last night. It seems to have been a misunderstanding between us and our US server hosts. The advantage of hosting the site in the states is cost and quality of customer service. Th obvious problem is that when the site goes down in the day time over here, it can take a while to get their customer service to act. The problem was that last month we thought we’d upgraded to cope with the increase in traffic, but their billing department seems not to have been notified.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty