GitHub is back online after a two-hour outage

Technology

Microsoft-owned GitHub experienced a more than two-hour long outage today, affecting thousands or potentially millions of developers that rely on its many services. GitHub started experiencing issues at around 3:45PM ET, with Git operations, API requests, GitHub actions, packages, pages, and pull requests all affected.

“We’re investigating errors affecting most GitHub services,” said an incident update on the GitHub status page. “We’re actively investigating and will provide an update as soon as possible.”

While Git operations, API requests, webhooks, pull requests, GitHub actions, GitHub packages, and GitHub pages were down for more than two hours, these services are now fully back online.

GitHub is now home to more than 73 million developers that rely on the service for version control via Git and hosting for software development. GitHub is a large code repository that has become very popular with developers and companies hosting entire projects and code on the service. Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and many other big tech companies use GitHub.

There are more than 100 million repositories hosted on GitHub, so any outages impact a large amount of organizations. GitHub went down for two hours last year, after errors hit the service and knocked it briefly offline. This latest outage comes just weeks after former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman stepped down, and the company continues to operate as an independent Microsoft-owned business.