Is Archive of Our Own down - March, 2023?

Archive of Our Own Outages and Status
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248 ms.

Archive of Our Own outages reported by users in the last 24 hours

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This chart shows the number of Archive of Our Own outages/problems reported by users in the past 24 hours. All data in the chart is in the UTC time zone.

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Date and Time

Response Time

Status Code

30 Mar 2023 - 03:57

248 ms.


29 Mar 2023 - 16:21

211 ms.


28 Mar 2023 - 20:45

149 ms.


23 Mar 2023 - 03:55

252 ms.


19 Mar 2023 - 01:02

15 ms.


15 Mar 2023 - 11:38

139 ms.


05 Mar 2023 - 16:08

244 ms.


This table shows the outage requests and response browser checks executed automatically by the service. All data in the table is in the UTC time zone. If Archive of Our Own is down or slow for you. You can try using a VPN service(to try from a different location) and also check the Tips below

Tips if is not working

  • Your Device - Try to access the website/service from a different device or network. It's recommended to try restarting your device (computer, phone, or tablet).

  • Browser Cache - Clear browser cache by refreshing the page. That can be done by pressing Ctrl + F5 (PC) or Cmd + Shift and then press R (Mac).

  • Browser Cookies - Clear temporary/recent cookies.

  • Incognito Mode - try to view the webpage in private/incognito mode. All temporary cache and cookies will be automatically disabled.

  • Restart your router - if other websites or apps are showing issues or are slow, try restarting your router.

  • Blocked Access - in some instances the resource you are trying to access might be blocked by your ISP provider. In this case, try accessing the webpage from a different IP address by using a VPN service.

  • Firewall and Antivirus - sometimes Firewall and Antivirus software might block access to specific websites or services. You can temporarily disable them to check if that solves the problem.

  • DNS Cache - Clear your DNS cache (Google for how-to instructions). All OS systems (Mac, Windows, Linux) save name resolution information into the DNS cache to speed things up. The data stored might be too old or invalid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have recently sent browser requests to and it's up and running with status code 200 (UP) and a response time of 248 ms. We recommend clearing your cache or restarting/updating your app.

The most likely reason why Archive of Our Own is slow for you might be your Internet connection. If you are 100% sure it is not the internet speed, here are a few things to look at clearing your cache, app update, and possible outage on Archive of Our Own's end.

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  • 2XX - Success (The website is up and running and reachable)

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  • 4XX – Browser Error (The webpage does not exist)

  • 5XX – Server Error (The server has internal errors)

Server response time is used to measure a website's performance. It measures how long it takes for a browser to receive data back from the server after a successful request.

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