Hey there. We’re back.
This site was down for 4 days due to a mess-up at CloudFlare, a popular Content Delivery Network (CDN) I (previously) used to improve page loading speed. I had this site and supergirlmaidofmight.com on their nameservers, and those site settings were somehow deleted from my CloudFlare account. Once I figured out the problem it was an easy fix – change the nameservers back to those of my web host.
I then immediately deleted my account at CloudFlare. Not because of what happened, but because I discovered that CloudFlare is a truly awful company that proudly hosts criminals including 8chan, and gives the contact information of users who report criminal activities to the criminals so they can target them.
WARNING do not report sites to @cloudflare they will sell your personal information to child pornographers and serial stalkers.
— SSJ Louis XV Gao~ (@le_BienAime) January 12, 2015
CloudFlare is popular in large part because it offers a free level (which I was using) for a service that is otherwise usually expensive. This has enabled a cottage industry of DDoS-for-hire services to exist, as explained at Krebs Security in Spreading the Disease and Selling the Cure.