There will be some scheduled maintenance at the hosting company tonight between 10pm and 6am. During that period the site may be offline for some short periods.
So if you cannot get the site for a period, then just try again a little time later.
Yet another record breaking day at The Standard yesterday. We keep breaking our own records for numbers of page views and numbers of visitors. The site does seem to be be running better during the peaks since the database tweaking.