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  • I have a regular site built in asp:

    and I recently installed a WP site, version 3.4.2 within that site in a folder named fantasyfootball:

    Now I can’t access either one. Apparently there is a Script that is not closing in the WordPress Max-Magazine them causing: HTTP Error 503 The service is unavailable.

    Everything seemed fine the first couple of days, but then it started hanging and timing out to: HTTP ERROR: 504, then HTTP ERROR: 502 and now I can not access the WP site or my asp site two days.

    I’m on a “deluxe” shared windows hosting account with Godaddy. I installed the last version of WordPress 3.4.2 and this theme to my website that was built in asp with a SQL db..

    Go daddy “support” claimed that the site was being hit over 400 times at once, although the site has NEVER had the type of traffic and the Analytics show it. They just wanted me to upgrade my account. Everything was fine until I installed WP.

    I tried changing the name of the theme folder. That was the advice I got from Godaddy. He seemed to think there was a script that wasn’t closing withing the WordPress theme. I still get: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable. On the WP site and my asp site.

    Pretty please, with sugar on top, help me out.

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  • This may not be helpful, as part of it is just me thinking aloud about your problem, but hopefully will help a little.

    I can’t see how this is caused by WordPress, given that the two sites are using different technologies. Those 504 errors are gateway timeout errors, which usually means something is running longer than the server is configured to allow it to run, and a 503 means service is unavailable, which usually means that the server is too busy to service your request, or is down.

    Obviously being hit 400 times at once is going to cause that on most shared hosting sites, and the GoDaddy tech may be correct, as some traffic will not appear in Analytics as analytics usually rely on the client hitting the site being able to run javascript, so if you are being hit by a script or a bot it wont show up in analytics.

    If your hosting Windows based?

    Hello Max,
    Thanks for taking the time to write me.

    Yes, I’m on a “deluxe” shared Windows hosting account with Godaddy.

    I think you’re right about the traffic and they won’t help because it’s a shared server. My site’s traffic affects all the other sites on that server.

    if you are being hit by a script or a bot

    If that’s the case they can’t or won’t tell me where it’s coming from.

    I would say, since you are paying them, the very least they can do is tell you where the web-server logs are, they would tell you if indeed you are being hit by a bot, you should have access to your sites IIS log…

    GoDaddy does not allow access to the IIS Server logs on shared hosting accounts. I guess I have to take their word that my site’s traffic, after 6 years just all of a sudden jumped to that level. I can upgrade to a dedicated server, and that may or may not help my issue or have no website with godaddy.


    Hi Max
    I have problems with a photo slider. I can’t see it.
    The same trouble when I see the demo of you.

    How can I do?


    Or how does it work to slider images?

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