The information pool site Wikipedia went offline for hours yesterday after encountering an error in its date center in the US.
The regular users of the site reported error messages every time they tried to access any information. They came across a message saying the site has developed an error and cannot be availed for some time.
The officials posted the explanations of the denied access suffered by the visitors for hours, on the technical site.
“The Wikimedia Foundation suffered from intermittent, partial power failures in the internal power network of one of its main data centers in Tampa, Florida”, they wrote.
The frustrated users posted numerous messages on Twitter exhibiting their discomfort.
Liam Wyatt, Vice President of Wikimedia Australia, reverted to the angry messages posted on Twitter, providing explanations that the outage was observed to a failure in the cooling device , which led to excessive heating of the server.
The site suffered a similar outage in March, which occurred due to the excess heat up the data centers in Europe.
According to Softpedia, the Wikimedia Foundation is now developing a new data centre in the US in order to manage the oscillations in website power outages.