Media suffers outage

Like an 'alien abduction' - which claims to be the "UK's biggest host" - fell over yesterday afternoon, causing disruption for thousands of its customers.

According to a statement on its message board, the company suffered an "unusually long network outage [yesterday] afternoon between, roughly, 1:45pm and 4:15pm."

"This was caused by an as yet unexplained simultaneous failure of a number of critical routers in our network," it said.

The result is that's customers lost their Web sites and email - and many aren't happy.

The company has apologised for the "inconvenience this may have caused [its] customers" and claims this is the "first major outage in the network…for at least a year".

One user told us that yesterday's outage was so severe it was "like they [] had been abducted by aliens".

Despite attempts to contact the Web hosting company no one at was available for comment. ®

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