A large number of internet pages stopped working during this morning. Errors in the Cloudflare service caused this issue.
Once again, half the internet was down during the early hours of Tuesday and it is due to Cloudflare , the person in charge behind the operation of these websites
For nearly two hours, sites like Discord, Shopify, Fitbit and more were down, according to Down Detector. What had happened?
Cloudflare and the state of the internet
Cloudflare is a popular platform that provides protection against web-based attacks, such as Denial of Service (DDoS), to businesses around the world.
According to Cloudflare ‘s statement , Internet service users affected by the outage encountered a “500 error” message.
“Today, June 21, 2022, Cloudflare experienced an outage that affected traffic in 19 of our data centers,” the company said after investigating the incident.
Today, June 21, 2022, Cloudflare suffered an outage that affected traffic in 19 of our data centers. This was caused by a change that was part of a long-running project to increase resilience in our busiest locations. Here’s what happened: https://t.co/Hb7lRJ2ND6
— Cloudflare (@Cloudflare) June 21, 2022
“Unfortunately, these 19 locations handle a significant proportion of our global traffic. This outage was caused by a change that was part of a long-running project to increase resiliency in our busiest locations.”
According to user reports, the full list of affected websites and services includes but is not limited to Amazon, Twitch, Amazon Web Services, Steam, Coinbase, Telegram, Discord, DoorDash, Gitlab, and more.
Although the affected locations represent only 4% of the entire Cloudflare network , its outage affected approximately 50% of all HTTP requests the company handles globally.
Cloudflare has experienced similar issues in the past, such as in July and August 2020.
The company apologized for the service interruptions.
“We deeply regret the disruption to our customers and to all users who were unable to access Internet properties during the outage. We have already started working on the changes outlined above and will continue our diligence to ensure this does not happen again.” they finished.