If your website appears down, refer to the steps and fixes below.
99.9% of website down reports are due to the points listed below and not the service or hosting network being down. Review the steps provided to fix a website down quickly and efficiently.
A: Make sure your domain name’s nameservers and DNS are correct
To have your website load, your domain name’s nameservers and DNS records need to be pointed correctly.
B: Implement fixes to common website errors
If you are encountering an error on your website, implement fixes to website errors:
Most common website errors and fixes:
- Fix the ‘There has been a critical error on this website’ error
- Fix the WordPress white screen error
- Fix the ‘500 Internal Server Error’ error
- Fix the HTTP Error 503 Service Unavailable error
Other website errors and fixes:
- Fix the ‘Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance’ error
- Fix the ‘Error Establishing Database Connection’ error
- Fix the 403 Forbidden Error
- Fix the 404 Not Found error
- Fix the 504 Gateway Timeout error
- Fix the Error 524 a timeout occurred error
- Fix the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error
- Fix the ‘This site can’t be reached’ error
- Fix common errors on the Wordfence plugin
- Fix common errors on the Jetpack plugin
C: Review any overdue subscription payments
Your website may be down because of overdue invoices that requires payment to reactivate your services.
1. Log in to your Skystra customer portal
2. Click on Billing from the menu and select My Invoices from the dropdown
3. Locate and find any unpaid invoices
4. Process your unpaid invoice
5. Allow a few moments for the system to process your service reactivation
D: Request a restore on a closed or canceled service
If you canceled or closed your hosting service in error, go here: Request restore on canceled or closed service
E: Fix a slow website
If your website is loading slowly, making it appear down, go here: Fix a slow website