Currently we are experiencing 2 separate issues.
1) Some users are unable to connect to homestead.com. This is a known issue where the pathway from some people to homestead is blocked along the internet. We are working with the upstream provider on a solution. Please help us out by going to the trace route topic and provide the requested information. Also please provide your public ip address. You can find this by going to Google and searching “what is my ip”
Resolved: We believe this issue to be resolved. A 3rd party routing company was directing traffic to 1 of our ip addresses to no where. They have addressed the issue and we have received no customer complaints about this in a couple of hours. If you are still having a problem, try clearing your browser history and see if that helps. Unfortunately, it is possible that some of you will need up to 48 hours for the DNS fix to fully propagate.
2) RealTracker, our site statistics provider failed to renew their site security certificate and it expired over the weekend. While RealTracker is working to renew the certificate, you may see a certificate expired message in your browser. The only difference is that the page is now being served unsecured. While Homestead cannot advise you to ignore security warnings. You will need to decide for yourself if you wish to take the risk.
As this data does not have secure information on it the risk may be smaller. As well, while most of our customers will add the exception and proceed they also assume the risk if something occurs.
Update: Realtracker is currently renewing the certificate.
Resolved: Realtracker has renewed the cert
Thank you for your patience.