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 type of resource, solutions do differ a little - all of them can be found here based on which limit was reached:


  • It’s crucial to ensure that your website is optimized as much as possible. Poorly optimized websites can make even the strongest plans reach limits even 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 check the disk usage by navigating to Websites → Manage, search for Order Usage on the left sidebar and click on it:

You will see the charts for disk usage in GB and inodes in inode count:

If your site has exceeded the limit of inodes or the amount of disk space, there are a few 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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