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503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby Midieval Fantasy » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:27 pm

For the past week when I try to open up goth.net I get a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable notice, yet usually if I refresh the page a couple of times it works- other times it doesn't.

It has been happening more frequently than normal the past few days (why I haven't really been posting) and was wondering if it was the website or if it might be my computer.
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Re: 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby firesangel » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:38 pm

It's the site. I've been having the same problem.
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Re: 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby Talyjanahawk » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:10 pm

Yeah it's the site, happens for me to.
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Re: 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby PreZ » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:29 pm

I know why this was happening now, and I've fixed it.

This happens when the server gets too busy, and it was getting too busy because for some reason previous month's log files were not getting archived properly, so a program I have that creates statistics about the website (number of visitors, and such) kept having to re-process all the previous months data as well as this month's and it was taking a long time and using a lot of CPU.

This should be fixed now. Not to say the server can't get too busy again, but it should not happen as frequently.
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Postby Midieval Fantasy » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:36 pm

Thanks for explaining it, Prez, and working so adamantly to solve the problem!
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Postby Wolfmammy » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:27 pm

I thought this was just becoming a more popular site and overloading at times. Other forums I'm on do the same things, sometimes.
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Re: 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby Riena » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:41 am

Wolfmammy WroteColonI thought this was just becoming a more popular site and overloading at times. Other forums I'm on do the same things, sometimes.


Just becoming popular. Goth.net is first on the list if you type "goth" on Google which usually means it gets the most hits. I knew about this place for years and compared to other goth forums, it constantly keeps traffic instead of dying out. So, I'm guessing that because of so many goth forums dying, Goth.net has become the main online goth hangout with only VampireFreaks.com as competition, resulting in these time out messages.

Whenever that message comes up, I refresh about 4 or 5 times and if that still doesn't work I just close out the browser and restart it then it works. Having taken classes on database and web servers, I have new found appreciation for sites like this and how much work it takes to maintain them. I've also learned in the computer field that you need to have some level of patience no matter how frustrated you get.
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Re: 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby spiderlimbs » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:10 pm

PreZ WroteColonI know why this was happening now, and I've fixed it.

This happens when the server gets too busy, and it was getting too busy because for some reason previous month's log files were not getting archived properly, so a program I have that creates statistics about the website (number of visitors, and such) kept having to re-process all the previous months data as well as this month's and it was taking a long time and using a lot of CPU.

This should be fixed now. Not to say the server can't get too busy again, but it should not happen as frequently.


Hate to dredge this back up, but I have been getting 503 errors like crazy for the past few days. Still a log issue or are we getting blasted?

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Re: 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby Wolfmammy » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:39 am

I've also been getting this error more frequently again.
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Re: 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby Nephele » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:27 pm

How's everyone doing with this? Still getting that message?

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Re: 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable?

Postby Midieval Fantasy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:09 pm

Nephele WroteColonHow's everyone doing with this? Still getting that message?

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Very often, actually.
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