For the first time in near history, Yesterday, YouTube has experienced a major server outage. (Hopefully now it is fixed) All the YouTube services including YouTube.com, the mobile YouTube app, YouTube TV and YouTube music services were gone down globally around 01:20 a.m GMT. YouTube users around the world reported that YouTube was inaccessible for more than 1 hour. The YouTube wasn’t loading for most visitors by that time and YouTube.com displayed “500 Internal Server Error” notices. Even if the website load there were just error boxes displaying “We cannot play the Video in this browser”. As soon as this incident reported YouTube’s highly trained monkeys dispatched to correct this Error.
YouTube team acknowledged its technical issues in a Tweet. “Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated,” YouTube said.
- 01:20 a.m GMT – YouTube Users across the world reported that Youtube services are inaccessible
- 2:35 a.m GMT – YouTube team posted a tweet apologizing for the issue
- 2:40 a.m GMT – Some users reported that the service is back online
- 3:01 a:m GMT YouTube posted a tweet saying that they have restored the service
However there are still some users posting tweet complaining that YouTube service is still unavailable for them
YouTube is Partner Company of Google Inc and according to a research conducted by Alexa Internet, YouTube.com is the second most popular website in the world and it has over 1.8 billion monthly logged-in users and YouTube owns almost a half of the total internet downstream traffic. As a Google company YouTube owns the most advance server Technologies and it is a very rare incidence to experience a YouTube service down.
Within the past decade there were just a very few YouTube down times were reported
- YouTube TV Service got interrupted for few minutes during the football world cup on july 12,2018
- Some youtube Channel pages went down in April, 2, 2018
- In 2008 Pakistan’s government accidentally caused an hours-long global YouTube blackout by attempting to censor a trailer for an anti-Islamic film