503 Service Temporarily Unavailable –Magento


If your magento installation is not working properly and you are getting error message “503 Service Temporarily Unavailable” on your screen then

there may be two reason behind this
i) It may be a problem with your apache server. If your site is hosted on server then you should contact your hosting administrator to check and fix the apache issue
ii) Might be your store is put on maintenance mode. In this scenario magento automatically redirect the page to 503 error page.

Resolution for 503 error message magento : Delete maintenance.flag file from root section of magento
Linux command to remove maintenance.flag file

rm ./magento/maintenance.flag

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Chandra Shekhar is a LAMP Developer,Thinker,Blogger and currently working as Magento(Ecommerce) specialist.. I am always open to learn new things in LAMP as well as other newer technology. In the journey of my last 9 years of web and product development, I have decided to share my knowledge and experience to Open Source Community in 2011. In this regard I have started CuteHits.com. Since then I am actively sharing my knowledge on various LAMP technology through CuteHits.com’s technical ... Read More about Chandra Shekhar