Service degradation notice:
Currently users from some locations are experience a slowdown in access and usage of instances hosted in Masto.host
This is happening because one of the most important POP of OVH network is down.
OVH is the company that hosts all servers for Masto.host and they are working on the problem: http://travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id=37330&PHPSESSID=db7ca341fe52326fb80bb6ddc868914f
I will continue updating this thread as I have more information.
Really sorry about the trouble this is causing.
To be clear, all instances are working normally it's the network access to the OVH data centers that is affected as traffic that was passing on the POP that is down is over loading the alternative routes.
Some users will not be affected at all (in Europe everyone should be able to access without a problem) but other locations can experience the slowdown.
Until the issue is solved the only work around is to use a VPN with the location set to Europe.
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