This page will be used to communicate with the 4chan userbase should the main site be unreachable.

Be sure to follow @4chan and @moot on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

June 27, 2012

4chan will be down for server maintenance for approximately 4 hours, starting at 11:00PM ET on Wednesday, June 27th.

We'll have things back as soon as possible. Go toss a ball around, or something. You know. Sports.

For future reference, always be sure to check should the site be reachable, and follow @4chan and @moot on Twitter.

June 1, 2012

Site is back up, however we encourage all users do the following immediately:

  1. Clear your DNS cache. Windows users enter "ipconfig /flushdns" at your command prompt (be sure to run it as an administrator). Mac users enter "dscacheutil -flushcache" at your Terminal window. *nix varies, but see here.

  2. Clear your browser cache and cookies. This varies per browser but should be pretty straight forward.

  3. Remove all entries for 4chan servers in your hosts file (if you've edited it). Windows users can find this at "%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" and Mac/*nix at "/etc/hosts". How do I edit my hosts file?

April 2, 2012 is down due to a DDoS attack, but the boards are still accessible, a la

January 16, 2012

Site was down today due to an operating system upgrade gone wrong. If you are still seeing CloudFlare errors, click the "Retry Live Version" link and the site should return back to normal.

If problems persist, try clearing your browser's cache.