E-commerce platforms affected by PayFast Servers down-time

Covid-19 regulations have forced most individuals to resort online for their shopping needs during this year's Black Friday. This has resulted in a lot of traffic on many online retailer's platforms.

PayFast is an online payment processing service for South African merchants of all sizes. PayFast allows merchants (individuals, businesses, and charities) to accept secure payments from online buyers by offering a variety of payment methods, including credit cardInstant EFTMasterpass, mobicredSCode, and debit card.

Today Payfast reported that its payment service has repeatedly experienced failures resulting in timeouts. For the end-user, this, unfortunately, translated into prolonged waiting-times on screens and 404 errors ( Server Not Found error message). However, there have been reports of some end-users receiving  500 errors (Internal Server Error) when checking-out.

Users took to social media to inquire about performance degradation experienced. The Payfast team was quick to respond as follows :

Sorry for the inconvenience we are currently sorting out server issues but it should be up and running soon.

PayFast has on Friday launched the PayFast live dasbhboard, so businesses can monitor real-time data.

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