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GitHub is back online after a two-hour pause

GitHub is back online after a two-hour pause

Microsoft-owned GitHub experienced an outage for more than two hours today, affecting thousands or potentially millions of developers who depend on many of its services. GitHub encountered problems at around 3:45 PM. ET, Git operations, API requests, GitHub actions, packages, pages, and pull requests are all affected.

"We are investigating the errors affecting most GitHub services," said an incident update on the GitHub status page. "We are 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 who rely on software development for hosting and version control via Git for the service. GitHub is a large code repository that has become very popular with developers and companies hosting completed projects and code on the service. Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and many other big tech companies use GitHub.

There are over 100 million repositories hosted on GitHub, so any outage affects a large number of organizations. GitHub went down for two hours last year after errors in the service took it offline for a while. This latest outage comes just weeks after former GitHub CEO Nate Friedman stepped down, and the company continues to operate as an independent Microsoft-owned business.

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