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Offline Aaron10

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503 service unavailable
« on: January 19, 2012, 08:04:53 AM »
I'm getting this on two separate forums:

Service Unavailable

Server currently undergoing maintenance. Webmaster: please contact support.

Before contacting my host, is there anyone here who has had this before and know what causes it? I had just randomly went to my forum and checked the other and they were both like this, I haven't installed nay mods/up[graded etc. its just randomly happened. So I can't get on at all, is there a file to download in filezilla to back up my forums?
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Re: 503 service unavailable
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 08:09:01 AM »
sounds like your host is doing some maintenance on the server, so you should contact them first.

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Re: 503 service unavailable
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 08:16:38 AM »
Could be a mysql error, my other pages are working fine (plain HTML pages).
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Re: 503 service unavailable
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 08:19:56 AM »
well your host would know for sure, otherwise we can guess at what they may or may not be doing.

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Re: 503 service unavailable
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 08:22:49 AM »
I thought server admins would send an email prior to go into maintenance. At least mine does and I ve never seen a 503.

I guess it depends on the host.

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Re: 503 service unavailable
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 09:30:25 AM »
My forums were blocked because there was a LOT of activity from a particular IP address, hopefully they'll get that IP blocked and unblock my forums.
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Re: 503 service unavailable
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 09:37:13 AM »
since there is nothing else we can do to help you, i am marking this thread solved.