www.spy.org.uk was offlne for over 12 hours last night to this morning.
This was supposedly as a result of a power failure at the webspace hosting company's new London Docklands based datacentre space provider, which is alleged to provide "world class facilities", which it obviously does not, something that we shall bear in mind for any advice we give to people regarding hosting facilities.
According to The Register:
"Harbour Exchange Square suffered a power outage on the eighth floor between 16.57 and 17.38 although many customers had to wait a lot longer before their systems were restored"
As with many such infrastucture problems, the actual power loss had a knock on effect on other systems which lasted much longer. Our website was not available until around 9 am the next day (today), even though the server responded to pings and traceroutes and even ftp requests throughout the night.