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    Service Unavailable 503 Error

    My domain displays this error message

    Service Unavailable

    HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

    Please advice

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    RD3
    Former Employee

    Re: Service Unavailable 503 Error

    Hi @elshorbagy. Welcome to the Community!

     

    503 Service Unavailable errors are most often caused by either your website having met its maximum concurrent connection limit or if your hosting account consumes all of its available resources. I suggest taking a look at the article here: https://www.godaddy.com/help/website-errors-503-service-temporarily-unavailable-5089 for some helpful tips to resolve.

     

     

    RD3 - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
    24/7 support available at x.co/247support
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    Re: Service Unavailable 503 Error

    Hello

    I'm having the same issue on managed WP hosting and chat is not available to call is expensive from Moldova need help.

    Community Manager
    Community Manager

    Re: Service Unavailable 503 Error

    Hi @iTesla. Welcome to GoDaddy Community!

     

    For Managed WordPress, 503 errors are pretty rare. In my experience this is either due to your content making too many connections or there is a legitimate server issue. My suggestion would be to disable your plugins to see if that fixes the issue. If it does, you can enable them one at a time to see which ones cause the problem. If that doesn't fix the issue, I'd make sure to get in contact with support in some way so they can make sure nothing is wrong on our end. If you don't wish to call, you can reach out to our chat support team is available Monday - Friday, 5 am to 6 pm (MST). 

     

    JesseW - GoDaddy | Community Manager | 24/7 support available at x.co/247support | Remember to choose a solution and give kudos.
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    Re: Service Unavailable 503 Error

    How could I go about disabling plugins if I can't even get to my /wp-admin/ page because of this error?

    Moderator
    Moderator

    Re: Service Unavailable 503 Error

    Hey @jalade,

     

    This may have already come up in a discussion under our Managing WordPress forum, but generally this requires accessing the /wp-content/plugins/ folder and locating the folder of the plugins you wish to disable and renaming them (usually something like "disabled_pluginname". We also have an article here that can help you with disabling all plugins at once. 

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    CG - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
    24/7 support available at x.co/247support

    Email not working

    PHP Warning: mail(): SMTP server response: 503 This mail server requires authentication when attempting to send to a non-local e-mail address. Please check your mail client settings or contact your administrator to verify that the domain or address is defined for this server. in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\ourbengalooru.com\customexhibits.in\contact-form-handler.php on line 68

    Moderator
    Moderator

    Re: Email not working

    Hi @manish1, Are you running Outlook? Frequently this has meant that the Authentication box is unchecked. Go to Tools / Account Settings / Highlight the email account / Change / More settings / Outgoing server -  Then  ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ Verify that  ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’ is selected. Apply, exit, and try again.

     

    Other email clients may have a similar option.

     

    I hope it helps.

     

    Thomas D. - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
    24/7 support available at x.co/247support

     

    Service unavailable

    I currently working on a site but most of the time this shows 
    ►"Service unavailable"  
    not 503 Service unavailable, not 503 Service unavailable blah blah blah. 
    ► just plain "Service unavailable" 
    this show even if i try to login in to mysite.com/cpanel
    or mysite.com/wp-admin

    http://witavenue.com/

    New

    Re: Service Unavailable 503 Error

    I am having the same issue! NOTHING seems to work except, when I clear my cookies I'm able to log back in. But after a time, 503 comes back. Please help! 

    Re: Service Unavailable 503 Error

    I have the same problem with the 503 error message.  I tried disabling the plugins through my SQL (since I can't even access the WordPress dashboard) and it made no difference.  Help!

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    Employee
    Employee
    Solution

    Re: Service Unavailable 503 Error

    Hello @beatlesgeek!

     

    Thank you for posting. If you've tried all the suggestions in this thread and are still getting the error, you'll want to reach out to our support team to have them look into this with you. 

     

    Heather - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
    24/7 support available at x.co/247support