Websites seem to have a different sort of downtime nowadays

Websites seem to have a different sort of downtime nowadays. Gone are the days when a site was down for hours at a time - thankfully. But in its stead they now experience what I call a ‘microdowntime’.

I go to a website and am greeted by some sort of outage error page. But when I refresh the same page a mere second or two later it loads fine.

I don’t know why this happens, but I experience it often. Maybe it happens just because modern websites are complicated things, often powered by a plethora of AWS products, and it just takes one error in that chain to make the whole thing fail?

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