This official news post is from before the launch of Old School RuneScape and is copied verbatim from the RuneScape website. It is copyrighted by Jagex. It was added on 3 March2002.
I sincerely apologise for the brief downtime experienced by players today. After 2 months of uptime our fileserver inexplicably crashed. I hope we can get additional servers setup very soon to reduce the strain on our current servers.