Reddit is a new generation-based American website, which functions to rate the contents which you post on it. Nowadays, in this competitive market, every user is trying very hard to get Reddit upvotes. This is somewhat the social media platforms help us with it. But for that purpose, firstly, one needs to load the content on a particular topic on a website like Reddit. The content may be about current news or any other based topics (rumors, humor, job-specific pages). Reddit will sort out them for you by following some of the basic factors which include the people’s vote or the quality of the information written on it. However, there are some of the difficulties which the users faced and Reddit error 503 is one of them. If this is the error that affects your job, then you can look further into this article. This article will help you to get complete knowledge regarding the error which includes some of the ways to fix it.
What is Reddit Error 503?
Actually, the Reddit error code 503 is a server-based problem which will not allow the users to take its services until it gets resolved. Most probably this effect is already known to you. The error message window will appear along with an error message which suggests
“All of our servers are busy right now
please try again in a minute
(error code: 503)”
As you see that the error message says you to try later to load the server and that is after a minute, you can follow this instruction to fix the problem. In case, if you are in a hurry, or you have tried the mentioned fix, but still the error exists, then you can proceed further to learn the other effective methods as given below. So, check out the below section.
Methods to Resolve “Reddit an Error Occurred (Status 503)”:
Here, we have introduced some of the effective methods with the application of which many of the users get a positive result in solving the factors which are possibly causing the error. So, try them out one-by-one to get positive results.
Method 1: Clear Browser’s Cache
Primarily, you can try to fix this matter by cleaning the browser cache files. Sometimes, it is seen that only by cleaning the cache files, the problem gets solved. The steps to follow to perform this task are very easy and are as stated below.
First of all, you need to launch the browser and then press the Ctrl and the letter H key at a time. This will let the History window open for most of the commonly used browsers. After that, get the cached images and files checkbox from the way you delete the history of your browser. Then, turn it active. Also, it is better to set the TIme range to All-time/ Everything. Next, click on the Clear data button and wait, until the process is over. Once it’s done, close the browser and wait for few seconds. Lastly, open the browser and try to open the Reddit service again to check if the issue gets solved. In case, if you are still stuck with the Reddit error 503, then try the further method.
Method 2: Flush the DNS
After going through the above methods if the error still persists, then you can try to flush the Domain Name System (DNS) by following the steps as explained below. Many of the users said that with this process, they have got the error fixed. So, without worrying after trying the first method, you can try this one as well.
- At first, open the Windows search bar. For this, simply, you need to press down the Windows key.
- Then, on the search bar, type cmd. This will get you the top-most search result as Command Prompt or cmd.
- Now, right-click on the result (Command Prompt or cmd) whichever you see.
- Next, from the menu window, select the “Run as administrator” option.
- After that, on this black background Administrator: Command Prompt window, enter the command as below.
- ipconfig /flushdns
Note: Remember that you need to leave a space between ipconfig and /flushdns as given here, to get the appropriate result.
- Now, hit the Enter button and wait until the process gets completed.
- Then, close the Command Prompt window.
- Further, restart your computer and try to open the Reddit window. Hopefully, this time you will be able to access the Reddit page without visiting the error message 503.
Method 3: Ensure the Stability of the Network Connection
Sometimes, due to the unstable network status, this type of problem gets generated. If this is the case, then by restarting both the internet and the computer device you can get the error 503 resolved. The steps for it are very simple and are explained below.
At first, shut down your computer. After that, turn off the switches which are active to transmit power to the computer and the internet device. Then, unplug all the removable cables which are related to the router device. Also, detach the other end of the cable which helps to join the computer and the router (if you are using it). After detaching the cables from the ports, wait for a few seconds. Next, reconnect the cables to the modem and the computer at their proper locations. After that, switch on the power supply for both the devices and turn on the computer. Next, reconnect to the internet service and check if the problem gets solved and you are able to open the Reddit service without an error 503.
Method 4: Use Different Web Browser to Fix Reddit Error 503
Many of the times it is found that an issue with the web browser itself is the fact for which the error 503 appears while you are going to open the Reddit service. If this is the case, then you can try to open the Reddit service using a different browser present on your computer. In a different browser, if you see that it works, then the problem you were facing earlier was due to the browser issue. In that case, you need to inquire how to resolve the browser problem. Many of the browser issues can get resolved by the updating process only.
All these above are the methods for the computer users who faced the Reddit error 503. However, some of these methods are also working for Android users. If you are an Android user and after following the selected methods as explained above, still facing the error 503. Then, you may be able to fix it by following further instructions as given below for the Android users.
Reinstall the Reddit App (For Android or iOS users)
A problem with the Reddit app can also occur the error 503. In such a situation, the best option to solve it is to uninstall and reinstalling the Reddit application. Here we are only going to discuss a single process and that is for Android users.
Uninstallation of the Reddit app: At first, you need to tap on the Reddit application and by holding it take your finger on the top of the screen. By doing this, you will see that a confirmation panel gets open with a trash icon. Select Uninstall to remove the Reddit application from Android. Next, restart your Android device. Once the device gets on, connect it to the internet service, whichever you prefer via WiFi or Mobile data.
Reinstall Reddit app: Further, tap on the Google Play Store application and in the search bar, type Reddit to get the application as a search result. After that, download the Reddit app and let it get installed on your device. Then, go for the restart process for your Android device. After which, check if the error gets solved.
All these above are the total guidelines for fixing the Reddit error 503. Hopefully, after going through this article sincerely, you will be able to apply the methods very easily following which you will get the error resolved.