If you were not able to log in your Instagram account recently or you were not able to view or like any of the photos of the people you follow - you are not alone. Instagram experienced major server issues, which started at around 1:30PM ET. We detected the problem in the first minutes of the occurrence. The site was intermittently returning 503 - Internal Server Error, 5xx errors or it was timing out after 30 seconds.
The Free Website Test tools by WebSitePulse allow you to test a server, website or network as a one-time thing, without having to create a monitoring target. We have tried to keep them as simple and easy to use as possible. Here is a quick guide to how each test can help you.
We all have experienced outages and downtime and we all know that this has quite a negative impact on our business and reputation. Unfortunately, downtimes and outages cannot be completely avoided, but can be quickly detected, thus minimizing the negative effects. All we need is a very good tool, which will help us identify even the shortest server overloads or network glitches.
First of all you have to be prepared to handle the situation. Knowing the configuration specifics of your website / server / third party hosting panel is crucial if the problem is on your side and can be fixed by you. There are times when you will not have control over the situation as the issue is with a major upstream provider, but being notified immediately about it gives you the chance to contact the provider and let them know that there is a problem. Using our services gives you another option – our Takeover feature. It allows you to leave detailed instructions that our support team will follow in case of a detected failure. You might want us to contact your hosting provider and report the problem, give us credentials to SSH to your server and manually reboot it (if possible), etc.