[RESOLVED 2008-04-18 9:40am PST] – All issues are now resolved and you should be able to resume activities as normal, including website access.
We updated the configuration recently to attempt to improve performance. Unfortunately, the change appears to have decreased stability. We are reverting to the previous configuration and taking measures to minimize disruption. In the meantime, please avoid (and be aware of) in-world transactions timing out, teleporting being effected, logins failing, inability to change group tags, inability to rez or “Take” items.. among other issues. Please see http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Service_Disruptions#Central_Database_Cluster for more technical info.
The website is also reporting the grid status as down and is, at times, preventing access to the Support Portal (as well as other areas). We are working as quickly as possible to restore services to their normal capacity.
Please watch this announcement for further information.