Everyone around the world who uses Cloudflare to manage their DNS experienced “502 Bad Gateway” for more than half an hour as a result of an error by Cloudflare. Initially thought to have been an attack of sorts on Cloudflare, the company came out stating that it was the result of a software misconfiguration mistake on their side.
The incident essentially shut down most of the web given that some popular websites such as Medium, 9gag, and CoinMarketCap use the service. You also can see this when you look at the company's System Status page when you look at the cities affected by the incident around the world.
Since then, the incident seems to have been resolved given that we, iAfrikan, also use Cloudflare and our website is now accessible.
"We recognize that an incident like this is very painful for our customers. Our testing processes were insufficient in this case and we are reviewing and making changes to our testing and deployment process to avoid incidents like this in the future."Share this via: