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CloudFlare 502 Bad Gateway errors

Around 10% of the Internet just went down.

James Miodonski


CloudFlare are currently experiencing an outage, resulting in affected sites returning a ‘502 Bad Gateway’ error.

It’s a pretty large-scale outage and affecting some really high profile sites including, and‘s own site for example.

The only options we have at this stage are either to update DNS across the board, essentially cutting out CloudFlare and it’s caching – or sitting tight until it comes back up.

Whilst the former is an option, and one we’ll initiate if it looks like this is going to be a long-running issue, DNS updates can take up to 24 hours to propagate. in this case, we’re hopeful that CloudFlare are likely to have this resolved before the updates could be made.

They’ve just updated their status page in the last few minutes:

We’re keeping an eye on this status page – right now, it’s, frustratingly, all we can do until there’s an update.


* Update

All of the affected sites we’ve been monitoring now appear to be back online.

Updated Cloudflare System Status page has the details:


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