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Nope, it's not your internet: Local and international websites down due to Cloudflare issue

By AYIE LICSI Published Jun 21, 2022 4:23 pm

A Cloudflare outage has hit popular websites, platforms, news outlets, and services, leaving users trying to access the pages with the “500 Internal Server Error” message.

Sites and platforms like Discord, NordVPN, Buffer, Social Blade, Omegle, Coinbase, Shopify, Joyride, and game servers for Valorant and League of Legends are currently down. Some Philippine news sites have also been affected by the issue.

Cloudflare tweeted that its team is aware of the current service issues and is currently working on solutions.

"The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented," the company said.

Cloudflare delivers internet services including content delivery network, domain name system, video streaming, and more. It provides websites with protection against threats and delivers content from the cloud safely.

The company's chief technology officer, John Grahan-Cumming, said that the outages have been happening since last week in some parts of the world.

"Users may experience errors or timeouts reaching Cloudflare's network or services," he said.

A company spokesperson also said the outage was caused by a software release, not any form of attack.

“The root cause of the issue was an increase in resource consumption due to a software release. Cloudflare was working on a fix within minutes, and the network is running normally now," the spokesperson said.

If you visit a website and are taken to a screen with a "500 Internal Server Error," it means there's an issue with the site itself—not with your browser, device, or internet connection.