YouTube hit with early morning outage

Service returns after message boards fill with queries about a "500 internal server error" popping up on videos.

By TheStreet Staff Apr 5, 2010 11:45AM

TheStreetBy Andrea Tse, TheStreet

 

Google's (GOOG) YouTube.com suffered an apparent service outage Monday morning. Message boards across the Internet filled with queries about a "500 internal server error" message that had been popping up on YouTube.com.

 

"I was on YouTube and it was working fine, but then this comes up instead of the video '500 Internal Server Error' ... What should I do? I know there's not a problem with my Internet connection and any other Web site works fine," one user wrote on a Yahoo! (YHOO) message board.

 

YouTube.com reportedly returned to normal in the early morning hours Monday. Users said they had been were getting error messages on every video on YouTube. They speculated that hackers, technical glitches or viruses might have been the cause.

 

"I think everyone's getting it," one person wrote on a YouTube.com message board. "I hate that I'm unable to see [the video]."

 

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