Server error HTTP Error 503

The hosting service is a complex functionalities of hosting several web application. Whatever the type of service in hosting you choose it will have to sync with the configuration changes else it will throw various errors. One of those are error 503.

What is the issue ?

 

The service unavailable error is nothing but a HTTP response code which shows whether the server is temporarily unable to handle the request.

 

The server might be overloaded or down for maintenance. This particular response differs from a error like the 500 Internal Server Error we occurs most of the time.

 

While a 500 Internal Server Error indicate an issue preventing the server from handling the request, A 503 Service Unavailable Error indicates that server is still functioning properly, since it can process the request and has opted to return the 503 response code.


The most of HTTP response codes that shows an error messages like this, it can be difficult to explain the exact cause of a 503 Service unavailable.

There are dozens of possible HTTP status codes used to represent the complex relationship between the client, a web application, a web server, and often multiple third-party web services, so determining the cause of a particular status code can be a challenge, even under the best of circumstances.

 

In this article we’ll examine the 503 Service Unavailable by looking at a few troubleshooting tips, along with some potential fixes for common problems that might be causing this issue,

so let’s get started!

 

This issues occurs commonly in all kind of web hosting services including the one which is hosted on cloud infrastructure. Follow the same steps to resolve this issue for all types of hosting services.

 

Why this issue happens ?

There are more of reasons HTTP error codes used to represent the complex relationship between the client, The web application, web server, and  multiple third-party in web services, so determining the cause of a particular error code can be a challenge, even under the best of circumstances. The temporary condition which will be alleviated after some delay.

 

There are some common ways you can see the "service unavailable" error.

  • 503 Service Unavailable
  • 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable
  • HTTP Server Error 503
  • 503 Error
  • Error 503 Service Unavailable

 

It occurs when the application pool is stopped or if the account is suspended.

 

How can we prevent it?

 

You can do the below processes to overcome the issue.

 

  • Reboot the Server
  • Check for Unexpected Maintenance
  • Server Connectivity Issues
  • Improper Firewall Configuration
  • Check the Logs Application Code or Script Bugs


How to resolve it   

The 503 Service Unavailable error is a server-side error, meaning the problem is usually with the web site's server.

 

It's possible that your computer is having some kind of problem that's causing the 503 error.

 

Precaution is better than cure. We should always avoid this kind of errors and should take care of the factors that can cause this. For a site which is intended towards eCommerce business. This could result in huge loss. So resolving such issues should be always prioritised.

 

You can contact HostingRaja support team, if you have any such issues.