It’s no joke; people, including some of us, spend hours and hours browsing channel and videos on YouTube. You can imagine the shock that gripped us last night when YouTube crashed and we couldn’t satiate our ever-expanding appetite for guilty dogs acting cute, cats being their regular wannabe serial killer self and best Thor and Loki compilations.
YouTube, the biggest video-sharing website with more than 1.8 billion users faced a brief outage from 9 P.M. ET to 10.30 P.M. ET.
YouTube’s growth has been phenomenal ever since its inception in 2005 and it hasn’t been down in a very long time. But the brief outage on Tuesday night created a major stir in the online world as hundreds of thousands of channel owners couldn’t access their data, and many like us who still binge watch Buffy the vampire slayer best moments couldn’t get out fill.
It didn’t take too long for YouTube to notice as Twitter verse started brimming with YouTube down tweets.
On Tuesday night, at around 9 P.M. ET, users who tried to look for YouTube videos or were already watching or tried to upload their videos witnessed an error message. The page showed nothing except the errors 503 and 500.
These server errors mean service unavailable.
A 500 and 503 error is shown when there’s too much load on the servers and excessive volume of traffic that they can’t handle. Good new is, they are temporary and YouTube was swift in noticing the freakout.
The YouTube team tweeted,
“Working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.”
After a while, at 11 P.M. ET, the team further announced “we’re back!” adding, “if you continue to experience issues, please let us know.”
Seems like YouTube is way too much in demand. Thank god, it’s back on!