Digital Ocean, where the virtual server for this site lives, is doing a migration/upgrade.
They’ve warned me of this half a dozen times and given me the option to manually start the migration at a more convenient time in case I need to schedule the downtime.
That’s just cool, guys. No rude surprises here.
I think I’ve only ever seen one unscheduled downtime incident on DigitalOcean and that lasted only a couple of hours – they’d gotten in a pickle where Juniper Networks bungled a core router upgrade. Otherwise they’ve been perfectly solid.
I’ll miss that 276 day uptime, but uh, you have to crack some eggs to make an omelette.