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DonWeb Restores Services Impacted by Generator Fire

Web host's affected services include email and cloud servers

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Latin American web hosting provider DonWeb is working to restore services impacted by a generator that caught on fire on Tuesday.

As of early Wednesday morning, DonWeb said it had restored 80 percent of its services and told customers that it will continue to restore services throughout the day. Services affected include email and cloud servers (VPS). Sites were also offline for a few minutes as DonWeb added new generators.

Web.com announced its plan to acquire DonWeb in December to help the hosting provider expand its reach in the Latin American hosting market. DonWeb has a 79 percent share of the Argentinian web hosting market, and many of its customers are small businesses, which aligns with Web.com’s strategy. The transaction is expected to close at the end of Q1 2017.

DonWeb is updating a status page (in Spanish) about its recovery and has kept customers informed on Twitter as well throughout the process.

This article originally appeared on The WHIR.

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