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The Motley Fool Website Status History
Fool.com server report and response time

The above graph displays service status activity for Fool.com over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
01.Dec.2016
13:161.04 ms. 
01.Dec.2016
18:340.95 ms.
03.Dec.2016
02:330.98 ms. 
04.Dec.2016
13:080.98 ms.
04.Dec.2016
17:190.64 ms. 
05.Dec.2016
05:440.54 ms.
05.Dec.2016
14:330.96 ms. 
06.Dec.2016
15:480.94 ms.
07.Dec.2016
17:040.94 ms. 
08.Dec.2016
19:120.64 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 11:33

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Having Problems with Accessing Fool.com?
▼ MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO ...
Sue Neave · 4 April 2016 - 21:12
· · Safari 9.1 on Mac

Can't access my Login, 04/04/2016

Dominic Field · 17 June 2014 - 04:27
Bulgaria · Online Direct · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

wont connect to fool-times out.

David Naney · 1 April 2014 - 05:41
United States · Windstream Communications

I haven't been able to reach Fool.com for days. I can access all other websites, just not Fool.com.

Michael Simpson · 3 March 2014 - 21:04
Australia · Telstra Internet

I have not been able to log in for 2 hour now

Gerry Freeman · 25 February 2014 - 14:38
United States · Verizon FiOS

Fool.com is down for me also but working fine for other websites... on Verizon fios

Linda Hendricks · 31 January 2014 - 05:33
United States · AT&T Internet Services

This is the third day that I have not been able to access Fool.com. Initially it was just portins that were effected, now all of Fool.com is not responding. iidrn shows that things are working properly, but the aren't. My computer is fine with all other websites.

Dan Singleton · 3 January 2014 - 07:11
United States · AT&T U-verse

I'm having the same problem as Wesley.

Wesley Riggs · 3 January 2014 - 06:39
United States · Verizon FiOS

I have not been able to log in to the Fool for 20 minutes

Steve Higashi · 12 March 2012 - 07:50
Austria · Telekom Austria

It looks more like a DDOS attack as opposed to a computer issue on the client-side. I would assume that fool are not operating their own network and are relying on a third party MSP and or carrier to manage the network. They make enough money and it would be wise to co-locate and manage the infrastructure from their side. A decent DDOS mitigation solution will run you about 100k. of course there are more expensive solutions, but I have no idea what their IT budget is. I'd also look into the possibility of re-routing bad traffic to Amazon EC2 network to compensate for the load on the network and server.

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