Martin at Press Gazette has spotted something interesting: The Times website suffered under load this morning, and so visitors were directed to the Typepad-hosted blogs instead. Following The Telegraph‘s problems earlier in the week, this does beg the question: why don’t more publishers take their hosting infrastructure as seriously as hosted service provider like Six Apart have to?

After all, availablity of sites is absolutely vital to most publishing businesses. There’s a whole raft of technologies including [Memcached](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memcached) that can be used to ease this sort of load pain, developed for high-volume traffic environments like blog hosting.