A brief outage at Cloudflare, a popular CDN provider for many businesses, took down multiple websites around the world earlier today, rendering many of them completely inaccessible to the general public. Websites such as Discord, Canva, Streamyard, and even the official website for London-based startup Nothing were among them.
Cloudflare quickly acknowledged the outage via Twitter and announced that it was working on a solution. The problem appears to have been resolved for the majority of the websites affected.
The Cloudflare team is aware of the current service issues and is working to resolve as quickly as possible. Updates can be followed here. https://t.co/22Yiyu3lKJ— Cloudflare (@Cloudflare) June 21, 2022
Cloudflare said on Tuesday that it had resolved a “widespread” outage that had affected a large number of services earlier in the day, including FTX, Discord, Omegle, DoorDash, Crunchyroll, NordVPN, and Feedly. The internet infrastructure company fixed the problem about an hour after users began experiencing difficulties accessing popular sites such as Zerodha, Medium.com, news outlet Register, Groww, Buffer, iSpirt, Upstox, and Social Blade.
Cloudflare has experienced similar outage issues in the past such as in July and August 2020. Cloudflare has classified the incident as a “critical P0” incident, which is loosely defined as an urgent, first-priority problem. Furthermore, the incident disrupted connectivity in Cloudflare’s network in “wide regions,” resulting in 500 errors, according to the company.
Cloudflare announced at 8:20 a.m. that a fix had been deployed and that “we are monitoring the results.” Service appears to have been restored to some websites and online platforms that had been taken offline due to a problem in Cloudflare’s network.
Cloudflare’s update page now shows that all services are operational as of 9.13 a.m.