Baltimore Fire Knocks Alabanza Offline

Thousands of web sites hosted at Alabanza are offline today after power was turned off at its Baltimore, Md. data center facility because of an underground fire nearby.

Alabanza hosts more than 188,000 hostnames, and specializes in the reseller hosting market. Its customers include 30 companies hosting 1,000 hostnames or more, including Apollo Hosting (13K) and ChristianWebHost (12K).

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The downtime comes almost a year to the day after a similar outage knocked Alabanza offline for more than 12 hours when a generator fire in the company's building forced the fire department to cut power to the entire building.

Customers are sharing frustrations on lengthy threads on hosting-related web forums, including the AlaHost Unofficial Alabanza Forums (hosted offsite at Tera-Byte.com) and Web Hosting Talk.