Olympic 2012 Server Crash – How a page refresh showed the real reasons for it

Millions of people tried to access the London Olympics 2012 website on 24th June 2011 and most just got a message saying the server was down. However if you refreshed the page other messages were given to explain the problems that they were having…..

 

The usual message……

 

 

Then if you hit “refresh” these messages were displayed which showed a bit more detail as to why the servers weren’t working….

 


 

 

Or this….

 

and this….

 

and more…

 

 

or this…

 

 

 

and most shocking of all…

 

 

 

If you saw any other messages then please let us know……

 

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