It appears that Amazon EC2 is experiencing significant downtime in their North Virginia datacenter. This is affecting WP Engine as well as many other mission-critical sites including Heroku, AirBnb, foursquare, WP Engine, as well as the almighty Reddit. Amazon is working to bring things back online ASAP, but this unfortunately means you can’t kill time in subreddits while they get things moving again.
TechCrunch has more information here: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/22/aws-ec2-issues-in-north-virginia-affect-heroku-reddit-and-others-heroku-still-down/
We’ll provide updates as we have them. Thanks for your patience.