Feeds

PC World, Currys, Dixons websites all go titsup

Not enough fibre

Remote control for virtualized desktops

The websites of Dixons Retail Group electronics stores have gone down today - knocking over Currys, PC World and Dixons.co.uk.

The sites have been offline since breakfast, but there's been some confusion about the cause of the outage.

Initially visitors to the Currys' site had a "503 Unavailable Error" page pop up, then a page that declared the site was down due to too much traffic and now the site says it's under maintenance, readers told The Reg.

A Dixons Group spokesperson confirmed that the site had been out since 8am GMT.

"We are working to fix the issue as soon as possible," he said.

"It would appear fibres have been damaged as a result of roadworks," he added, although he didn't explain why different outage messages had been displayed throughout the day. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.