What is a 503 error?

Error 503 (Service Temporarily Unavailable) usually means that you’ve outgrown your current plan and the resource limits provided to your plan have been reached. This will also be indicated in the Order Usage section of hPanel.

How to fix it?

Depending on the resource limit reached, solutions do differ a little, all of them can be found here based on the limit reached:

Not only that, we provide a detailed list of resource usage each time any limit was reached, you can check this article for more information about that: Understanding a detailed list of your resource usage

NOTE:

  • It’s crucial to ensure that our website is optimized as much as possible. Since poorly optimized websites can make even the strongest plans reach limits without much traffic.

Exceeded inodes and disk space limits

If a 503 error appeared on your website, and the use of resources is small, it may be a matter of using disk space and/or inodes. You can see the usage data on the left of your hosting account dashboard:

You can also refresh data manually by clicking on the 🔃 button below the values.

How to fix it?

If your site has exceeded the limit of inodes or the amount of disk space, there are several options for resolving the situation:

  1. Delete all unnecessary files (cache files, duplicates, any old backup files, etc.). If you worry that you accidentally delete something important for the website to work, you can generate a backup in advance. You can also see which exact folders are generating too many inodes/taking too much disk space

  2. Upgrade your hosting plan - with a higher hosting plan, you will receive more storage and a bigger inode limit

In addition to the first option, you can also integrate Google Drive into your work on the site: a free plan of Google Drive offers: 15 GB of disk space, which you can use to store large files (such as videos and images), and add links to them on the site.

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