hundreds of websites stop working

  • The fire, which has not claimed personal casualties, has severely affected OVHcloud’s headquarters in Strasbourg, which serves more than 1.5 million customers worldwide.

The connection of many Business It has been seen interrupted after the fire that has devastated the building that OVHcloud, the largest web hosting company in Europe, has in Strasbourg. Fortunately, the fire has been put out without registering victims, but it has destroyed one of the main databases, the ‘SBG2’, which housed more than 29,000 websites.

About a hundred firefighters have come to the area of ​​the events to fight the flames, a fire that started shortly after midnight in the industrial zone of Rhine port and that has lasted until after 7 in the morning.

Servers down

Despite only one of the four towers OVHcloud data has been seriously harmed by the flames – ‘SBG2’, quoted above – “firefighters continue to cool the building with water,” its founder tweeted Octave Klaba at 7:20 am, while adding that they did not have access to the building and that is why the rest of the servers would not restart either throughout the day.

With the fall of the servers of OVHcloud, the largest hosting company in Europe -which serves more than 1.5 million clients worldwide and who use 3.2% of the websites-, pages have been affected such as those of the French Government, the Strasbourg airport, popular video games such as Rust, the Pompidou Center or the Crétei Handball Club, which have had to hang the poster of “not available“after the fire.

Although some have already announced that their websites are once again available through other servers, the incident at the OVHcloud headquarters has left Without connection to these web pages during hours. And also to other small hosting companies that resell their services.

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Klaba has used his social networks to report the reopening of the three servers that remain unused. The ‘SBG1’ and the ‘SBG4’ will start up again next Monday, while the ‘SBG3’ will have to wait until the next day 19.

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For the moment, the company has presented “its most sincere apologies” to its affected clients, to whom it has already proposed a business recovery plan to solve the unavailability of its servers.

The last turnover of this company dates from 2019, in which it declared more than 600 million euros.


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