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Users over the weekend were bewildered by Google Search Console failure to index webpages and the accompanying cryptic message, Failure: hostload exceeded.

Many publishers checked with their web hosts then reported that the problem was not at the web host.

It was assumed that the problem was on Google’s side.

Google’s John Mueller helped to unravel the mystery.

Hostload Exceeded Issue Not A Web Host Issue

There are at least two discussions on the private Affiliate SEO Mastermind Facebook group noted that their sites that were hosted on Namecheap was experiencing the “Failed:Hostload exceeded” issue.

There’s a post on a WordPress/Bloggers Facebook Group where the person experiencing hostload exceeded issues was on an Indian web host, DRWebhost.

Many people on X (formerly Twitter) noted that their sites hosted on Hostinger were unable to request indexing as well.

Hostinger opened an incident report with the following message:

“We have noticed an increased rate of errors when attempting to index websites via Google Console.

We are already working on a resolution and will update You in the process.

Thank You for Your patience.”

An updated noted they had identified the issue and by...

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