Reddit has not disclosed the reason behind the site being down for such a long time. However, according to the Reddit status page, the outage is now functional across platforms including desktop web, mobile web and other Reddit work.
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Reddit’s service was down for everyone globally. The social networking platform was closed from around 8 am across the world. Downdetector was also showing several complaints from users who said that they were not able to access the platform. Some people also complained that they were not even able to log in to the site.
Although Reddit is working fine now, the website was stalled for about an hour and users had to face problems. Reddit has also confirmed the closure of the social networking site. The status site noted that Reddit has identified the issue and is currently working on fixing it. DownDetector shows the maximum number of outage complaints on Reddit from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. today.
Users have emphasized, however, that they are currently being greeted with a message saying “the CDN cannot access Reddit’s servers”. As per the message posted on reddit status at around 7.30 pm, “Error rates have increased and requests are failing. A cause has been identified and a solution is being implemented.” Minutes later, Reddit posted that the company is “continuing to work to fix this issue. Considering the updates provided by the company, we expect the issues to be fixed soon and users will be able to use the platform again.”
Reddit has not disclosed the reason behind the site being down for such a long time. The website just mentions that the CDN cannot connect to the reddit server. Platforms including the outage desktop web, mobile web and other Reddit work are now functional, according to the Reddit status page.
The problem of outage has come even before
Let us tell you that last month, large sections of the Internet including websites like Zomato, Paytm, Disney + Hotstar, Sony LIV, PlayStation Network (PSN), Amazon, Myntra faced massive outages across the world. The outage occurred after Internet infrastructure provider Akamai’s service glitch. Similarly, in the month of June, half of the internet was down due to the massive outage of Fastly. It was later swiftly explained that the outage problem occurred after a software bug was triggered by the customer.
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