ERORR 503: Service Unavailable. Magento fix.

This is one of the more frustrating problems I have encountered with Magento. It generally occurs after working with 3rd party plugins. It will lock you out of the both the front-end and back-end of your website.

magento error 503


The solution, the only one as far as I know, is to login via FTP to the base of your magento installation. Look for a file named maintenance.flag and delete this file.

This should most likely solve your issue and clear the 503 error.

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