CoreTech added an extra CPU to the FWP web servers to remedy the slowness that was noted. Let us know if this seems to help (it should, although WordPress is not reputed to be a fast application).
Update: 12/24/2015 8:56 pm. This outage was caused by an attack from some external entity, which hit our servers with too many requests to handle between 3p.m. and 5 p.m. One server was back up and running by around 3:30 and therefore many websites were up and running. The defensive measures we have taken to […]