Large parts of the Internet are down due to a Cloudflare outage

If you just started your day by logging into your daily routine websites and got greeted by a “500 Internal Server Error”, then know that you are not alone. Large parts of the Internet are down, and the cause for it appears to be an outage at Cloudflare. Affected websites and services include Discord, Omegle, Feedly, Zerodha, Groww, Upstox, Buffer, Medium.com, and more.

Screenshot showing cloudflare service issues

As Cloudflare’s status website indicates, the service is investigating widespread issues with its network. Consequently, users are experiencing errors and timeouts when reaching Cloudflare’s network or services.

As the status website mentions, the issue has been identified and a fix is ​​being implemented. Cloudflare has not mentioned what part of its service is facing an outage, but common guesses could be its Sites and Services API or its CDN and DNS.

Cloudflare is an internet infrastructure provider, commonly used for its CDN (content delivery network) and DNS services, and other allied services. CDNs cache websites and then attempt to serve the page from a server that is geographically closest to the user requesting the page. This decreases the loading time for the page.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details…


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