A web server problem causes a 2-hour outage for Noozhawk | Local News

An overloaded server at Michigan-based web hosting company Noozhawk took the site offline for nearly two hours on Saturday night.

During the outage, readers attempting to access Noozhawk instead encountered a “524 Error” message from Cloudflare, which provides online security for the company. The message typically appears when a server is experiencing more traffic than expected or is down for maintenance.

In Noozhawk’s case, it was an overloaded server in one of the data centers operated by Nexcess, a managed hosting company based in Southfield, Michigan.

After discovering that the site was heavily impacted by a Facebook crawler, Nexcess technicians isolated the program and brought Noozhawk back online via its redundant servers just before 8 p.m.

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