About the downtime today
We had a slight hardware failure on the server today. One of our hard disk backplanes started to make an alarm sound like a smoke detector / alarm clock.
This was due to a faulty temperature sensor. I had to power down the server to remove the faulty backplane which is what I have now done. The server is back online as of this post and you can login and play again as normal.
To be clear, there was no data loss, the server did not shutdown suddenly or anything like that it was just a faulty alarm that needed to be fixed for my families sanity.