Our recent time offline was due in fact to a fire where our server for this website is housed. During the fire the main electrical components needed to be halted until inspection and repairs were concluded. Although backup generators were and are currently being used to power the facility this took time to set into motion. No data was lost during this time where we were unable to server web pages. I don't know all the tech specifics but I do now the length of time we were down was lengthy and affected an estimated 1 million websites on numerous servers acrosss the country. For those interested nobody was reported injured during the fire.
What you do in the dark will someday come to light.