Website Downtime

The Portal for Astronomy in Singapore

Website Downtime

Our website was recently down for 10 days as we experienced several technical difficulties. On 18 Nov 2009, we suffered a denial-of-service attack on the server on which our website was hosted in, rendering it inaccessible. To deal with the problem, we migrated to another server with a different IP address. The process of recovery and transfer took longer than we expected, but after several days of troubleshooting, we are finally back online.

The attack was targeting the IP address of the server, and not our website in particular, so this shouldn't happen again in the near future. The downtime has affected the thousands of visitors reaching our website everyday, stemming from popularity of the Leonids Meteor Shower.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and frustration caused, and thank you for visiting our website.

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