No Healthy Upstream Error, How does We Fix It

Many of our readers reported getting the No Healthy Upstream error message in a lot of instances.

Most of them are happening on their browser, trying to reach services like eBay, Spotify, Netflix and others.

However, it is also occurring in vCenter and VMWare, and that suggests the idea that this is a server problem.

What is the meaning of no healthy upstream ? 

The key word in this error message is upstream. And upstream in terms of coding means sending a pack of code to an admin to include in a certain app.

However, the no healthy upstream is totally different in the context of an error. It is simply a but that prevents running an app.

How can I fix the no healthy upstream error ?

1. Clear the cache on your browser

Click the Menu button in Chrome (the three vertical dots) and select Settings.

Now, select Privacy & security from the left pane and click on Clear browsing data.

Mark only Cached images and files and click on Clear data.

Restart the browser and try visiting the service that returned the no healthy upstream error.

We have demonstrated this solution on Chrome since this error occurs in this browser most often. However, the process is very similar in other browsers as well.

2. Try a better browser :

Since the no healthy upstream may be caused by the faulty communication between the browser and the server you are trying to reach, it’s only logical to look for alternatives.

We recommend using Opera One because it’s a lot more stable and reliable than Chrome.

But the most important feature that sets it apart from Chrome is the presence of a free VPN service. You can also try to use it and see if it bypasses the no healthy upstream issue.

Besides that, you will benefit from a lot of native integrations like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Telegram that will run seamlessly right from the browser.

They are readily optimized to work in Opera One so this error shouldn’t appear.

3. Restart your server and check the settings from your host :

If no healthy upstream occurs on your server which is hosted by a third-party service, you should try restarting it.

Should the issue reappear even after the restart, check if the IP is provided from a DHCP service and if the DNS is correctly set up.

Communicate with your provider and get that information if you don’t know exactly what to do.

No healthy upstream error on Spotify :

The situation on Spotify is exactly the same as for Netflix and it can be fixed by using the same methods we suggested above. Clear the cache and cookies of your browser or use a better browser altogether. Opening Spotify in an incognito window and using a VPN are also to be considered. As we recommended for Netflix, you could restart your router and see if that changes the situation.

No healthy upstream error on eBay :

However, several of our readers have experienced the no healthy upstream error on eBay on their desktops and even their mobile apps.

However, in this case, the no healthy upstream error is caused by technical issues on eBay and can only be fixed by them.

No healthy upstream error while using Netflix :

If you’re using Netflix on your browser, the first two solutions from this guide should fix the problem.

To be more specific, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies or, better yet, try another browser.

Another possible solution would be to restart your router. You should also try to open Netflix in an incognito window or use a VPN.

Opera has both functionalities so you can try the fixes with the same tool.

What is an upstream timeout ?

Upstream is a computer network term that refers to data transfer from a local computer or client to a remote host or server. You get an upstream time out when the transfer takes too long, and the system interprets the request as failed. Here’s to hoping that you’ve found some enlightenment with this piece. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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