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Millions of websites went down after massive Cloudflare outage

  • Published at 09:20 pm July 2nd, 2019

Matthew Price, Cloudflare CEO, tweeted: Aware of major @Cloudflare issues impacting us network-wide

Cloudflare went down on Tuesday and vast numbers of websites around the world went gone down with it. 

The company provides cloud computing services to millions of customers, meaning that a lot of sites and services were not working this afternoon, reports Metro.

One of these is Down Detector, which tracks outages, meaning people couldn’t even see if the website they wanted to visit is working properly. The chat service Discord also stopped working as well as a number of other prominent pages. 

One cryptocurrency site even suggested the outage caused a minor panic by falsely showing people the price of Bitcoin had plummeted. 

Matthew Price, Cloudflare CEO, tweeted: ‘Aware of major @Cloudflare issues impacting us network-wide. Team is working on getting to the bottom of what’s going on. Will continue to update.’ 

Unable to check Down Detector for updates, people took to Twitter in a quest for answers. ‘Sure is great that when Cloudflare goes down it takes half the Internet with it,’ one person wrote. 

The outage caused problems with the cryptocurrency website Coindesk, which tweeted: ‘ Due to a Cloudflare outage, we’re getting bad data from our providers, which is showing incorrect crypto prices.