Many sites seem to be down. The Guardian, Reddit, parts of Spotify and a lot of others. What is going on?
Interesting, perhaps another Amazon AWS style service has gone down for a bit.
Wonder who’s at fault this time!
Fastly error: unknown domain: www.theguardian.com.
Must be AWS somewhere. This will also explain why eBay is half loading for me!
These are down for everyone, we’ve had a number of complaints. As above, the bottleneck this time is Fastly it would seem.
Quite a few getting a spike in down notifications.
Haha, love that the link doesn’t work!
This maybe more info?
Is this how Skynet starts?
It appears that it was an issue with Fastly. Seems seem to be working as normal again Websites begin to work again after major breakage - BBC News
Yeah everything seems to be working again - panic over I believe
The Guardian’s top story is now The Guardian (and others) having an outage:
A bit meta
From @SouthseaOne 's link:
As well as bringing down some websites entirely, the failure also broke specific sections of other services, such as the servers for Twitter that host the social network’s emojis.
I don’t know why but the idea of having a separate server to store your emoji’s really tickle me.
I do love the little peek behind the curtain when The Internet breaks though, how there’s maybe a handful of businesses and services that can just break the entire internet.
Anyone else finding the forum really slow to load this afternoon?
Maybe if they store the emojis elsewhere it would help
Other discourse forums are going slow today too, not isolated to this place.