UPDATE (October 29 – 10am US Eastern): AWS support was able to fully restore the database service which was the cause for this issue. Please contact our support team with any questions or if you continue to have any issues.
UPDATE (October 28 – 7:30pm US Eastern): We are actively working with AWS to resolve the ongoing issues. It is the highest priority in escalation with multiple departments in AWS actively involved. Currently, AWS is in the process of restarting the database service. Unfortunately, this is a process that can take up to 1.5 hours. We will know much more once this process is complete.
UPDATE (October 27 – 12:00pm US Eastern): We are continuing to work with AWS support on a long term solution to this ongoing issue. A small percentage of sites continue to see occasional performance problems and short outages. We are sorry for the trouble this has caused.
UPDATE (October 26 – 11:00pm US Eastern): Our team is continuing to work to fully resolve this ongoing issue. Access to most sites is fully restored, while others may experience periods of errors. Please know that our entire team is working on this and we will provide a full report to service owners of each of our customers as quickly as we can.
UPDATE (October 26 – 7:30pm US Eastern): A series of long outages continue to occur for some customers. Our team is aware and working to fully resolve. We will make further updates here as we have them.
ONGOING ISSUE: A handful of networks hosted in the US Region have been experiencing problems with our service on and off during the month of October. Most downtime that occurs is less than 1 minute at a time, does not impact all traffic to the site, and recovers quickly. Our team has implemented multiple changes to mitigate this ongoing problem, including adding additional server resources to the cluster and making ongoing performance optimization of plugins. We are continuing to monitor these problems and apologize for the hiccups.