godaddy, facebook down now. Why do you think this is happening?

Posted on 2013-10-19
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Last Modified: 2013-10-19
why do you think godaddy.com and facebook.com are down now
500 error.

By the time you read this question, the error may be fixed but still give an answer please.
Question by:rgb192
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edster9999 earned 2000 total points
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'500' error means you are talking to the web server (or to something that says it is the web server) but it cannot generate a page for you.

They should be pretty rare for big companies like godaday or facebook as they use load balancing (splitting the traffic over multiple servers) and tests to make sure that each server is working.  If a server starts giving 500 errors then it is pulled out of the pool and the rest take over.

If you have seen 2 of these from different sites in one day I would suggest you check your path to those sites.
Do you go through a proxy ? or a company firewall ?
If so - that could be putting the errors in when the real site is running fine.

Author Closing Comment

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ISP problems.  Which are now fixed.

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http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com is a good way to tell as well.

Author Comment

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Thanks for your website suggestion.

I tried a similar website

I think it was downwebsite
but it was godaddy and that website was down.

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