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Service Temporarily Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request ….. 
 
TikalCosmo
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I want to install magento but I get this message on my browser

Service Temporarily Unavailable

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

I use the Downloader Install

 
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TikalCosmo
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503 Service Temporarily Unavailable

I would like somebody help with this, Thank YOU

 
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Sindre|ProperHost
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Sounds like there is some kind of issue with your server. Unless it’s a dedicated, try to contact your host. They should be able to provide some advice. My first guess is that the downloader script is timing out. You can try to download the full package instead, it is usually a more reliable way to install Magento.

 
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TikalCosmo
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I’m going to try that

 
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Roly
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503 error mean your server or apache is down..

 
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TikalCosmo
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I’m using network solution hosting

 
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Roly
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are you still getting “503 Service Temporarily Unavailable “ error?

 
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ireckonUK
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I had the same problem.

SOLUTION:
delete the following file from your /magento/ installation

maintenance.flag

e.g. rm ./magento/maintenance.flag

 
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There are two main reasons why you may get this error.

1. There is an actual problem with the server, resulting in the 503 error response. In this case, you should contact your hosting provider.

2. Your store has been put in maintenance mode. If Magento sees a file named maintenance.flag in the root directory, it will automatically redirect all requests to the default 503 error page. This can be used during upgrades, etc. to prevent users from accessing the store. The solution is, as already mentioned, to delete/rename the maintenance.flag file.

There might also be a good idea to create a more user friendly “maintenance page” than the 503 error, which is kind of misleading for customers.

 
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basilb
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I had same error when installing a new theme via Connect Manager, the install never completed and I had to delete the maintenance.flag file before I could get back into the system.

 
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nber
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Thank a lot ! I have deleted the file maintenance.flag and it works again.

 
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yakoff
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Thank you. It was useful for me!

 
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lq031052
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Sindre|ProperHost - 16 March 2011 09:49 PM

There are two main reasons why you may get this error.

1. There is an actual problem with the server, resulting in the 503 error response. In this case, you should contact your hosting provider.

2. Your store has been put in maintenance mode. If Magento sees a file named maintenance.flag in the root directory, it will automatically redirect all requests to the default 503 error page. This can be used during upgrades, etc. to prevent users from accessing the store. The solution is, as already mentioned, to delete/rename the maintenance.flag file.

There might also be a good idea to create a more user friendly “maintenance page” than the 503 error, which is kind of misleading for customers.

Thank you very much,this method help me!

 
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s14tam
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Life saver! Thank you for your solution.

 
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redbryce
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you save my day~ thanks!!

 
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Thanks for this one grin

 
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