Cloudflare outage briefly takes down many websites: All you need to know

A brief outage at Cloudflare – a popular CDN choice for many businesses – shut down multiple websites around the world earlier today, many of which were completely inaccessible to the general public. These include websites like Discord, Canva, Streamyard, and even the official website for London-based startup Nothing.

Cloudflare quickly acknowledged the outage via a tweet and announced shortly after that it was working on a fix. The issue now appears to be resolved for most of the websites affected by the issue.

Indianexpress.com can confirm that many websites including Canva, Streamyard, and the Nothing website are now working after a short hiatus. During the outage, these websites displayed a “500 Internal Server Error” for most users, who were completely unable to access these websites and associated specific pages.

Which sites were affected?

Outage reporting website DownDetector had suggested that reported outages were for multiple websites, including Discord, Zerodha, Shopify, Amazon Web Services, Twitter, Canva and even the popular battle royale shooting title Valorant and the open world game Genshin Impact.

cloudflare failure, cloudflare, A number of websites were affected by the outage, DownDetector.com suggests. (Image source: DownDetector)

Other websites such as Udemy, Splunk, Quora, and Crunchyroll were also down. Crypto exchanges such as WazirX, Coinbase, FTX, Bitfinex and OKX were also affected. Most of these websites are now up and running for users.

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