‘High traffic’ downs Pope’s PHL visit website

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MANILA, Nov. 14, 2014–The official website of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines crashed on Friday evening after local church officials released his official itinerary.

The www.papalvisit.ph was down for at least three hours after “high traffic” caused the server to crash.

Immediately after the 7pm press conference announcing the papal visit itinerary, the site had slowed down and eventually crashed at around 8pm due to an unexpected number of Internet users visiting it.

The website was finally restored at 10:30pm.

Msgr. Pedro Quitorio of the papal visit media and information committee said they will set up measures to prevent it from crashing again.

He said they are expecting more online visitors as the papal visit approaches.

The website serves as the official source of statements, press releases, homilies, speeches related to pope’s pastoral visit. (CBCPNews)

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