About the downtime tonight
The servers being offline for about 40 minutes this evening was not due to us, it was due to Spigot. There was a counting bug in their server software and it caused servers which ran software below v1.7.5 of Spigot to crash every time players connected to the server.
We have applied a patch to our servers which fixes this crash problem (thus our servers are back online as of this post) but you may find the ping display on the tab menu will be acting a little funky for the time being as it relied on the faulty code.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.