Understanding Computer Server Issues

Understanding Computer Server Issues

Nothing is perfect in life. Everything is flawed, even us. It is quite easy to understand why all things in this world are flawed too because its makers aren’t perfect themselves. We have always been fascinated by technology, always pushing the limits of our time to come up with innovative solutions to our pressing problems.

Aside from the usual data security and other software-related issues pertaining to computer use, computer servers are also one of the most vulnerable aspects of the technology that suffers from breaches now and then. Even though data storage is mostly done over the clouds by now, many big businesses and corporations still use physical servers for all their data storage needs especially the bigger servers that support the smaller ones.

VIRGIN MEDIA has confirmed that its broadband customers are now able to access Facebook after a DNS issue saw access to the social network restricted.

“We’re aware of an intermittent issue that’s affected some of our broadband customers accessing Facebook and Instagram, a Virgin Media spokesperson told INQ in a statement.

“We believe this was an issue with Facebook’s servers, which we understand to be resolved.

“We’re contacting Facebook to confirm our customers can now access these sites.

Virgin Media noted that the problems occurred when Virgin Media’s DNS caches intermittently timed out when trying to connect to Facebook’s shonky servers. 

(Via: https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3008303/facebook-is-down-for-virgin-media-users-across-the-uk)

Many people were obviously upset whenever a certain website’s server is down. People are used to having 24/7 access to famous sites that when traffic is high, the server can’t accommodate all the requests and it goes down. It’s just funny how people react to it, though. It’s as if their life depends on the site to be up and running again.

Amazon’s S3 cloud service experienced an outage of several hours on Tuesday that caused problems for many websites and mobile apps that rely on it, including Medium, Business Insider, Slack, Quora and Giphy.

The company said earlier on Tuesday that it was experiencing “high error rates” on the platform affecting a large part of the east coast of the US. Then on Tuesday afternoon, Amazon posted on its service health dashboard that the issue had been resolved:

“As of 1:49 PM PST, we are fully recovered for operations for adding new objects in S3, which was our last operation showing a high error rate. The Amazon S3 service is operating normally.”

The Amazon Simple Storage Solution (S3) is used by tens of thousands of web services for hosting and backing up data, including the Guardian, which was heavily affected.

The problem had also affected some internet-connected devices, such as as smartphone-controlled light switches.

(Via: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/28/amazon-web-server-crash-internet-problems)

And it has been happening for a while now. Just earlier this year, Amazon’s website was also down and it has affected not only a lot of people but businesses too. A lot of things are at stake with each site, especially the popular ones, and having them suddenly down can be a hassle for many. And at times, not only one site is affected since most of them use a single server for their operation because smaller companies pay one major server to support their cloud technology.

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