Facebook login problem: Social network site Facebook has been experiencing problems. It seems as if the site keeps coming up then going down with the message saying Service Unavailable – DNS failure.
The outage lasted for a couple of hours. According to the LA Times, the company announced through email that it was “experiencing some site issues causing Facebook to be slow or unavailable for some users.” It added that its people “are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”
About two hours later, Facebook became accessible again. It apologized for the inconvenience and said that the downtime was not caused by a hacker.
According to DownRightNow, as of 3:30PM ET, the last status change was 51 minutes ago and the “last widespread service disruption” occurred an hour ago.
TechCrunch points out that Facebook’s downtime has taken the Internet’s Like buttons with it: “This is a problem not just because the site is down, but Facebook’s omnipresent Like button is also completely down, so the entire Internet (or a good percentage of it) is feeling this pain.”
Facebook has released the following statement.
“We’re currently experiencing some site issues causing Facebook to be slow or unavailable for some users. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”
AlertSite, a web performance management firm, has contacted The Huffington Post with this statement
“Facebook started experiencing problems at around 2:30 PM EST. Between 2:30 PM EST and 3:30 PM EST Facebook only had 38.46% availability with sky high response times of up to 60 seconds from one of our monitoring locations. Over the last hour, AlertSite has recorded errors in all 12 of its monitoring locations throughout the US.”