GitHub, which is owned by Microsoft, was down for more than two hours today, affecting thousands, if not millions, of developers who rely on its many services. At 3:45 p.m. ET, GitHub began experiencing problems, affecting Git operations, API requests, GitHub actions, packages, pages, and pull requests.
“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.”
After being down for more than two hours, Git operations, API requests, webhooks, pull requests, GitHub actions, GitHub packages, and GitHub pages are now fully operational.
GitHub is now used by over 73 million developers for Git version control and hosting software development. Developers and businesses use GitHub to host entire projects and code. GitHub is used by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and a slew of other major tech companies.
GitHub hosts more than 100 million repositories, so any outages affect a large number of businesses. Last year, GitHub went down for two hours due to errors that caused the service to go down. This latest outage comes just weeks after former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman stepped down, and the company is still run as a separate Microsoft-owned company.