Cloudflare, one of the most popular CDN network service provider, went down yesterday. The performance and security service used by web pages against attacks such as DDoS had difficulties in accessing many sites, including us, due to the problem with Cloudflare’s servers. One of the most popular CDN services today, CloudFlare offers paid and free options. The service, which protects websites from dozens of attacks, especially DDoS attacks, also enables websites to open much faster thanks to the CDN service.
We live in a time when internet usage has increased significantly due to coronavirus pandemic. With the increasing use of the Internet, there are some crashes in servers that do not lift this weight. Today, we have faced a collapse problem, which is around the world and felt much in the UK.
Due to a problem with Cloudflare’s servers, many sites using this service experienced short-term access issues. While access to online platforms such as Discord, Medium and Patreon had difficulties, short-term access problems were experienced in many websites around the world. This problem, which we, as Voucherix, also used for the Cloudflare service, is experiencing a short time, seems to have been solved for us now.
Cloudflare has crashed! Websites are not opening
Especially when social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook collapses, the problem encountered in DownDetector, which is the first website to be viewed, can be clearly seen. It is reported that the access problem still continues in many parts of the world.
The statement made by the service said, “We are currently aware of the problems in the network connection and our network operation team is interested in resolving the problem”. So, websites using Cloudflare infrastructure are affected by this problem.
Cloudflare investigates the problem
Saying that they are aware of the problem, Cloudflare said that there are problems in servers in certain locations and they are trying to solve them. Explaining in which data centers the wide scale crash problem is, company stated that these problems are in the data centers named SJC, DFW, SEA, LAX, ORD, IAD, EWR, ATL, LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG.
Recently, we have started to see that companies such as social media platforms and Cloudflare frequently experience server-related problems. Although the reason for the increase of these problems is not clearly explained, it is thought that it is generally caused by the increased internet usage.
Well, did you have any difficulties in accessing some web pages in this process?
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