Image: Cloudflare The Content Delivery Network (CDN) and the US company’s DNS services cloudburst went offline this morning, causing numerous apps, services, and websites to become intermittently unavailable, responding to requests with only an HTTP 500 error.
Apps, services, and websites report Internal Server error 500
After more and more websites reported 500 Internal Server Errors were spotted or down, just before 9 a.m. Cloudflare reported the worldwide failure of large parts of the content delivery network it delivered via the short message service Twitter. The company promised to fix the cause of the error as soon as possible.
A corresponding solution was implemented just an hour later and its effects on the network were observed until further notice. Shortly after, Cloudflare was able to officially release everything.
Cloudflare also has a corresponding status Report published about the outage with more details.
- 10:06 CEST
- This incident has been resolved.
- 09:51 CEST
- We are still tracking the result.
- 09:20 CET
- A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results.
- 8:47 CET
- The problem has been identified and a fix is being implemented.
- 8:34 CET
- A critical P0 incident was declared. Connectivity in Cloudflare’s network has been disrupted across broad regions.
- Customers trying to reach Cloudflare sites in affected regions will see 500 errors. The incident affects all dataplane services in our network.
In addition to various apps, online services and websites, the real-time transfers of various banks were also affected by the outage, but should now be working again.
As early as July and August 2020, Cloudflare’s content delivery network failed extensively, while a DNS failure recently took Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram offline for several hours.
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