From personal, frustrating experience, communications with friends around the country, and this lengthy discussion on Reddit it would seem that Astrill VPN is down for nearly everyone in China at the moment. The company’s website is also inaccessible.
Update 14:45 CST: Astrill is posting updates on the issue on Twitter (not the easiest place for customers in China to check guys), via Reddit:
12 hours ago: We are experiencing technical issues with our API servers. We are investigating this.
11 hours ago: At the moment everything should work as normal. We were a target of a DDoS attack. We are working on measures to prevent this in the future. We apologize to all customers for this downtime.
3 hours ago: We are experiencing performance issues with our API system. The system is no longer able to serve all customers requests in real time.
3 hours ago: We ask customers to stop trying to connect or login at this time. Please wait an hour or so. The system can’t handle it.
3 hours ago: In the coming weeks we will work on total redesign of our API which will be able to handle much more request.
3 hours ago: We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we work to improve the reliability of our systems.