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500.13

Web server is too busy

 
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The server is too busy to bother with you.

 
 
   
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500.13 - Server error: Web server is too busy.

The request cannot be processed at this time. The amount of traffic exceeds the Web site's configured capacity.

 
 
Error messages will differ depending on the web server and if replaced by the web site designers.
 
   
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This issue can only be fixed by the web site owner.

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You can try to access the site again at a later time when the server issue has been corrected.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 8-Oct-2008
 
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Locate Cached Page
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If the page has been deleted from the server or it is not currently available you can try to get an achived copy. If you used a link from a search engine, you might be able to get some information by using the "cached" option.

You can also try viewing the site or page from an archive such as the WaybackMachine.

Most archives and cached versions only retains the site text. Graphics and other media objects are linked to the orignal site and may or may not be available.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 3-Dec-2009
 
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You might notify the webmaster about the issue. Include the error number and the address (URL) where the error occurred along with any other relevant details.

Many sites use an email address in the form webmaster@sitename.com where you replace sitename.com with the web sites address (don't include a www). Keep in mind with the amount of spam, they may use a different address and/or it might get ignored. Check the websites' contact information to get reliable contact information.

 
   
 
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Web server is too busy. The request is not processed because the server is too busy to accept any new incoming requests. Typically, this HTTP status code means that the number of incoming concurrent requests exceeds the number that the IIS 7.0 Web application can process. This problem may occur because the performance configuration settings are set too low, the hardware is insufficient, or a bottleneck occurs in the IIS 7.0 Web application. A common troubleshooting method is to generate a memory dump file of the IIS 7.0 processes when the error is occurring and then to debug the memory dump file.

(From Microsoft - The HTTP status codes in IIS 7.0)
 
   
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  "500.13 - Web server is too busy" is only supported by Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) web servers.

The five hundred series of errors indicate something is wrong at the server and it is unable to complete the action.

 
     
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