The New York Times website is now back online after it was down for several hours on Wednesday morning.
The newspaper confirmed the downtime on its Twitter and Facebook accounts.
“Part 1/3: As you are undoubtedly aware, we are experiencing a server issue that has resulted in our e-mail and Web site being unavailable,” it wrote, adding: “We believe the outage is the result of an internal issue, which we expect to be resolved soon. (2/3). We will communicate further when we have more information. – from @NYTimesComm (3/3)”
The Twitter feed did not officially give an update of the website being back up, but as of around 1:51 p.m., the website appeared to be back online. It said the last update was “11:07 a.m. ET.”
The paper stressed that the outage was not caused by a hacker, but it was an internal issue.
For several hours, users trying to get to the site got a “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” error message displayed on top of a blank screen.