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‘Even DownDetector is down’: Users vent after Cloudflare outage knocks popular websites offline

Zerodha, Discord, DoorDash and Canva are among the several websites facing an outage due to a Cloudflare issue which began about 20 minutes ago.

June 21, 2022 / 12:58 PM IST

Zerodha, Discord, DoorDash and Canva are among the several websites facing an outage due to a Cloudflare issue which began about 20 minutes ago. Several internet users reported that a number of websites are returning an Nginx 500 Internal Server Error due to the Cloudflare outage.

Nginx (pronounced like “engine-ex”) is an open-source web server that can also be used as a reverse proxy. A web server is what delivers content for a website to a client that requests it, like a web browser. A web server like Nginx communicates with a web browser using HTTP, and an issue in this server has meant that large chunks of the internet are currently not accessible – something that internet users were obviously quick to notice.

“The Cloudflare team is aware of the current service issues and is working to resolve as quickly as possible. Updates can be followed here,” the firm announced on Twitter.


On Twitter, the Cloudflare issue led to Zerodha and Discord trending high, and inspired a ton of memes as people refreshed their webpages again and again – only to face the same “500 Internal Server Error” message from Nginx.

Users of the online brokerage service Zerodha were among the worst affected. "We are getting reports of intermittent connectivity issues on Kite via the Cloudflare network for users on certain ISPs. We are taking this up with Cloudflare. In the meanwhile, please try using an alternate internet connection," Zerodha said in a tweet.

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Take a look at some of the reactions:






Even DownDetector, a web monitoring tool that tracks outages, returned an error and could not be accessed, several Twitter users reported.



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first published: Jun 21, 2022 12:58 pm
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