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1901 Census site bounces back - sort of...

Best not log-on just yet though...
Written by Graham Hayday, Contributor

Best not log-on just yet though...

The 1901 Census of England and Wales is back online nearly eight months after its aborted launch - but still not in its full form following the technical glitches which have plagued its brief history. The site is only available between 09:00 and 19:00(BST), Monday to Saturday. There has been little publicity about the relaunch to keep traffic levels down, as the site couldn't handle the number of hits it received when it went live. It was first pulled on 8 January, having attracted up to 30 million visitors a day following its launch the previous week. It had only been designed to handle one million visits a day. A notice on the site now reads: "We are conducting this test phase in order to undertake detailed monitoring and further optimise the site settings to ensure a good user experience for the high levels of demand we expect when we launch the live service."
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