Just letting you know the system status in the panel is “fixed” now… i.e. it shouldn’t give that “how ironic” message anymore at least. The problem was recently we made some improvements to our monitoring system, switching to a new server and a new database and new software. But, the web panel page hadn’t been updated to look at the new database!
I’m not sure if the uptime information given there is very accurate right now, since we’ve only started using the new database pretty recently… but after a little while it’ll get better as time goes by.
Of course, there will always be some downtime that our system can’t report… things like network problems upstream from us and internal misconfigurations that result in downtime for a specific site but not the whole service in general. But this should still be a somewhat useful tool for the monitoring it does provide.