Service Temporarily Unavailable Magento 2 - The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

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Service Temporarily Unavailable Magento 2 or Unable to proceed: the maintenance mode is enabled with message The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. is a common error in Magento 1 and Magento 2 during the Magento store or Magento extension installation process. In this post, I will show you why this error happens and how to resolve this issue.

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Service Temporarily Unavailable

Why does this error occur?

Service Temporarily Unavailable the server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

The message shows that the store is not available right now and it may be the cause of:

  • server capacity problems
  • enabled maintenance mode
  • server misconfiguration

During installation process, Magento creates the file maintenance.flag, if Magento checks that file exists, and it will show to users the error messsage as I showed above. Generally, it will automatically remove maintenance.flag file after the processing has been done, but there are something went wrong and you cannot delete it.

Service Temporarily Unavailable Magento 2

Service Temporarily Unavailable in Magento 1

You should check if there is a file maintenance.flag in the Magento root folder.

Solution

Delete the file maintenance.flag in Magento root folder.

Service Temporarily Unavailable in Magento 2

It is very similar to that in the Magento 1. The file now is .maintenance.flag not maintenance.flag. There is a dot at the begining of the file.

Solution

  • Delete a file called var/.maintenance.flag in the Magento root folder
  • Remove Magento cache if there is any: php bin/magento cache:flush

Magento 2 Service Temporarily Unavailable

Problem: Unable to proceed: the maintenance mode is enabled in Magento 2

Unable to proceed: the maintenance mode is enabled.

Unable to proceed: the maintenance mode is enabled. 
#0 /var/www/html/magento/team1/ce207/vendor/magento/framework/App/Bootstrap.php(256): Magento\Framework\App\Bootstrap->assertMaintenance()
#1 /var/www/html/magento/team1/ce207/index.php(39): Magento\Framework\App\Bootstrap->run(Object(Magento\Framework\App\Http))
#2 {main}

Solution

  • Delete a file called var/.maintenance.flag in Magento root folder

Final words

You may encounter this Service Temporarily Unavailable error when installing your store or extensions, but fixing it only takes a few easy steps as above. But if you did not find the answer you need, don’t hesitate to leave comments and we will be more than happy to support you.

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