Originally posted by thehundredthone
what could happen that could cause the whole site to go down.
Well, there are 1,463,214.4 things that could go wrong.
And linux, or more importantly, probably, the administration of linux, is not perfect. So you can't expect 100% uptime all the time.
Also, it could just be that some link in the path from you and your ISP to the google server was broken.
Or, as in my case, a giant spaceship sometimes hovers over my house and disrupts everything.