Cloudflare experiences widespread issues

An American content delivery network and DDoS mitigation company Cloudflare says it is investigating widespread issues with their services and network.

“Users may experience errors or timeouts reaching Cloudflare’s network or services. We will update this status page to clarify the scope of impact as we continue the investigation,” Cloudfare said.

“A critical P0 incident was declared at approximately 06:34 AM UTC. Connectivity in Cloudflare’s network has been disrupted in broad regions. Eyeballs attempting to reach Cloudflare sites in impacted regions will observe 500 errors. The incident impacts all data plane services in our network,” Cloudflare said.

Users indicated that they were struggling to use Coinbase, Shopify, and League of Legends.

Many users took it to Twitter to complain about the issues.

“Cloudflare is down = half of the internet is down,” one user commented.

“Cloudflare is down, impacting a wide range of web sites and services. Just in case you wonder why your beloved start site or favorite isn't starting,” another said.

At 7:20 UTC, the company said: "A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results."

At 8:06 UTC, Cloudflare said it resolved the issue.

Cloudflare has confirmed that the issue was a technical glitch of the highest critical rating, causing the service network to be disrupted in “broad regions" – suggesting that the outage likely affected apps and sites worldwide.

Outages such as this, can affect the majority of the internet, bringing down various popular websites and apps that are used on a regular basis.

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