Note: We are happy to announce FaceBook is completely back now! Happy facebook, whatsapp, Instagram 🙂 Any questions please post comment.
After staying down for almost 6 hours Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram is finally back. While Facebook have not announced the reason for this outage but their official statement on restore.
“To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we're sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
Why Facebook was down today?
Now it more than 6 hours since Facebook is down globally. Not only Facebook but all other apps and websites managed by Facebook all are down.
While Facebook announced
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
In their tweet and there are various experts around world trying to guess what exactly happens to Facebook and other apps like Instagram, Whatsapp, Oculus.
Why Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp is down exactly
Many around the web are suggesting Facebook is down because of a problem in DNS table which is domain name system.
But it doesn’t looks like the right reason. As a web development company we are well aware the DNS fix is not that hard which can take this much time. DNS like pointing domain to right server or IP is not this complex.
So basically we think the problem is with Facebook Data center or servers or how their server is operating.
What experts are saying about why Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp is down?
As we know DNS_PROBE_FINISHED happens sometime usually, but for IT Giant like Facebook its very rare their server goes down for any reason. While their domain name facebook.com is not returning the IP address of their server so the chances are its related to their Data center or Server not about DNS.
We talked to CEO of Webful Creations Ateeq Rafeeq
He also suggested same that this is because of Server down or some problem in the Data center of Facebook , otherwise pointing the Domain name back to DNS / IP is matter of few minutes not for such long time.
While the Facebook down is more than 4 hours now, CTO @ Facebook Mike Schroepfer
Have stated they are facing networking issues which is most probably cause of their server is unable to be pointed cause or routing of DNS.
*Sincere* apologies to everyone impacted by outages of Facebook powered services right now. We are experiencing networking issues and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible— Mike Schroepfer (@schrep) October 4, 2021
Everyone around the world is facing the problem. We also apologize our customers for inconvenience they are not able to reach us through facebook messages.
How can you avoid outage of your website like Facebook?
Well we believe Facebook have good team of engineers. But its really not professional in anyway they haven’t yet restored their services after several hours even.
We have been managing websites of our thousands of customers since 2009 and we never let any customer go down for more than 10 minutes. As we just saw Facebook employees are communicating with each other through Text messages. Because their emails @facebook.com and whatsapp groups are non functional. This is really not good how much they and their users have lost.
If you want to avoid these type of Emails, Website outages then we recommend you best WordPress Maintenance Service. Which can make your life easy, Peaceful and hassle free.
We have also offered our support to Facebook if we can help get them back live we would be glad to do that.
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