markdown guide
 

Human error, it seems. I've found sites saying it was an error during a "routine maintenance operation". Odd thing is, Cloudflare had a similar blip earlier this week, and they were much more forthcoming and transparent with the cause, a bad deployment.

 
 

Doubt it's scheduled downtime. Could be an issue with the servers, or someone simply unplugged the wrong thing. So many reasons for why a site is down :)

As for reviving them - if it's server related the dev ops will be frantically trying to get the servers back up, or getting makeshift backup servers running to prevent downtime from being too painful. Could be a lot of copying data if they're not synced.

Classic DEV Post from Jul 27

If You Don't Know, Now You Know - GitHub Is Restricting Access For Users From Iran And A Few Other Embargoed Countries

Please help our cause against modern-day discrimination

Bhupesh Varshney  profile image
Trying to fix that bug 🐛, you left in.

DEV is sort of like Medium, but it's open source and 100% focused on developers.

Now reaching over 3 million visitors per month, it's the fastest growing software development community in the world.

It's free, devoted to the open web, and will never have popups or a pay wall.

Get Started Now