Here's A Hosting Provider You'll Probably Want To Avoid

Websites go down every day (see, for example, Twitter), but this is the first time I’ve heard that the reason for an outage was due to servers being stolen from a data center.

That’s what appears to have happened to His site is down (along with nine related sites) and shows the message above stating that their servers were stolen from their ISP’s data center on Sunday evening. The Register tracks the hosting provider to a company owned by Carphone Warehouse.

It’s too bad Tom Cruise didn’t choose them as his hosting provider, too. At least some good could have come from all of this.

Thanks to BloggingTom for the tip (everything always sounds so much more dramatic in German).

Update: TheFilter, Gabriel’s media filtering startup which is still in closed beta (see our review), appears to have a different hosting provider as it’s still up.