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503 error after installing extensions
 
profdesigns
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Hello, I just installed Magento shopping cart, via host monster. Earlier in the day, I installed a bunch of extensions through Magento Connect Manager. When I went to go back to my Admin section, I got the 503 Error.

“Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.”

Now, when I go to my host, I find this message: During the past 24 hours your account has been throttled for a total of 81.058 seconds.
I looked because I briefly had Tomato Cart and it worked great until it begun to lag, and I noticed I had the throttling message. Host Monster told me it was not them but the shopping cart, so I uninstalled it so I wouldn’t have any more issues, and Magento has been around longer with a lot of success.

I’m wondering if this is a hosting issue and if I should eat the rest of my contract (1.5 yrs) and switch hosts or if its a scripting issue and I need to reset my hosting account or if its something small.

I have also left a message over at host monster forums as well

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Rhonda_Rondeau
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Heya,

I’ve seen this happen before after upgrading or installing extensions and in many of the cases it appeared to be that the maintenance.flag stuck.  Check your Magento installation root folder, look for that file and then delete it.

Let me know if that helps smile

Rhonda

 
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mobilat
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Hello i´ve the same problem.
But not with a hoster.

I´ve install my magento 1.5.1 on my local XAMPP server.
After installing an extension, i´ve got the 503 error. Server unavailible.

I delete some folders on my magento root dir.

app/etc/modules/THE_EXT_FOLDER

The problem (503 error) is still there ..

 
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mugsinc
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rrondata - 15 April 2011 09:51 AM

Heya,

I’ve seen this happen before after upgrading or installing extensions and in many of the cases it appeared to be that the maintenance.flag stuck.  Check your Magento installation root folder, look for that file and then delete it.

Let me know if that helps smile

Rhonda

 
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rrondata - 15 April 2011 09:51 AM

Heya,

I’ve seen this happen before after upgrading or installing extensions and in many of the cases it appeared to be that the maintenance.flag stuck.  Check your Magento installation root folder, look for that file and then delete it.

Let me know if that helps smile

Rhonda

it worked, you are a star

 
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You are a star and Hopefully Sexy smile

 
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veronica27
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Phew! Worked for me too smile

 
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tiesters
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Hi i’ve got the same problem after installing a Theme but, i’ve already deleted the maintenece.flag but i still got the error.

Could someone help me finding the answer.

Kind regards,

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abhimanyurana
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The message changed to
“Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM in /home/tupplz6o/public_html/app/code/community/Clever/Cms/Model/Page.php on line 101”

So I dunno if I was worse off before deleting the maintenance flag file or not.

 
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chiefair
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I looked because I briefly had Tomato Cart and it worked great until it begun to lag.

Somehow I find installing Magento to cure this quite humorous. Sorry…

@abhimanyurana

There is an error in your module, you probably need to contact the developer who created it and have them fix it.

 
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parisdrapeaux
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I had have the same problem you just have to delete the file “maintenance.flag” I HATE THIS FILE !

Then all run well !

 
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maintenance.flag is a perfectly beautiful little file. To bring your site down for maintenance, all you have to do is create it in your Magento root directory. If you combine it with a little twiddle-fidget code, you can limit access to the site to only people you want in during maintenance activities like module installation, database repairs, etc. When you’re through, rename it to maintenance.flag.txt and your site comes back on live for customer access.

Don’t fear the Reaper

How to make “maintenance.flag” work for you by extending it to do site maintenance...

And if you miss the link in that posting, this is Inchoo’s changes to make the site 503 for everyone except your chosen ip addresses that need access to run Magento during maintenance.

 
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Rhonda_Rondeau - 15 April 2011 09:51 AM

Heya,

I’ve seen this happen before after upgrading or installing extensions and in many of the cases it appeared to be that the maintenance.flag stuck.  Check your Magento installation root folder, look for that file and then delete it.

Let me know if that helps smile

Rhonda

 
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I can’t find that file at all! What do I do now?

 
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nguyentrongtiep
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If you see this error then it might be that the maintenance flag has got stuck.
Look for maintenance.flag file in the public root folder and delete it.

And I fixed it. :D

 
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@nguyentrongtiep

Your solution helped me.
Thanks

 
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