Last checked on 24 January 2017 at 8:02 pm
Facebook.com is accessible from our servers, this means that if you can't access Facebook.com then it is probably down just for you. Continue reading below to find a working solution for this problem.
Facebook may be down or not accessible for many reasons, such as due to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, temporary server maintenance or temporary DNS issues. Other reasons may include the possibility of power outage, slow bandwidth connection, and temporary downtime due to website transfer. Be aware that also your ISP may set restrictions that prevent you from visiting Facebook website.
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You should wait a few minutes and try to connect again to Facebook.com website, in most cases there may be temporary server errors that are commonly fixed in few minutes (or in some cases after hours) by the system administrators that work at Facebook. Another recommendation is to look on the official Facebook profile on social networks to see if they have posted info about the downtime issues.
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If Facebook is slow or you have problems loading Facebook web pages, try to press CTRL+F5 in your web browser to refresh the webpage. If this doesn't work, try to close and re-open the web browser. Alternatively, try to clear your web browser's cache, or to disable a browser plug-in\addon that you have recently installed. Also a firewall software may cause troubles, try to disabling it temporarily or uninstalling it.
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Sometimes your DNS servers may be the cause, because some ISPs have slow DNS servers or because they block access to Facebook via DNS web filters. The fastest solution to fix this problem is to use different DNS servers, such as the Google Public DNS. It is very easy, you just need to change the DNS servers IP addresses to 126.96.36.199 (primary) and 188.8.131.52 (secondary) and reset your Internet connection, it may work for you.
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