How to Fix the "Service Unavailable" problem in IIS - Digital Tool Factory blog

How to Fix the “Service Unavailable” problem in IIS

Gears gears cogs bits n piecesThe Problem: For whatever reason, your website is displaying a white screen with “Service Unavailable” and nothing else.

The Cause: There could be many causes, but the one I just discovered was that the application pool had shut down for no good reason.

The Solution: In IIS, navigate to “Application Pools”, right click to bring up the content manager – select “Stop”, and then select “Start”.  That should fix the problem in most cases.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Elsie esq.


This post originally appeared on the Stronico blog – with the absorption of Stronico into Digital Tool Factory this post has been moved to the Digital Tool Factory blog


Written By Steve French


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