How do I fix an "Error occurred (status: 503)" error on Reddit?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

An error occurred (status: 503) reddit is usually caused by a problem with the server that is hosting the website. This error means that the server is currently unavailable or down for maintenance. This error can also be caused by a problem with the network that is preventing the server from being reached.

Other common searches for this error include:

  • reddit error code 503
  • an error occurred (status: 503) reddit

1. Restart the web server

  1. Open a command prompt and change to the directory where the web server is installed.
  2. Type "net stop webapp" to stop the web server.
  3. Type "net start webapp" to start the web server.
  4. Type "nslookup reddit.com" to look up the IP address of the web server.
  5. Type "restart webapp" to restart the web server.

2. Reload the web page

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to reddit.com.
  2. Click the " Reload " button in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. If the error persists, please contact reddit support.

3. Check the web page source code

  1. Navigate to the "https://www.reddit.com" website in a web browser.
  2. In the address bar, type "http://www.reddit.com/".
  3. Click on the "Site Info" button in the top-left corner of the page.
  4. In the "Site Info" box, click on the "Code" tab.
  5. In the "Code" box, click on the "Error" button.
  6. In the "Error" box, click on the "Details" button.
  7. In the "Details" box, click on the "Link" button.
  8. In the "Link" box, click on the "View Source" button.
  9. In the "View Source" box, scroll down until you find the line that says "<script src='https://www.reddit.com/static/js/reddit.js'></script>".
  10. Change the "src" line to "https://www.reddit.com/static/js/vendor.js".
  11. Click on the "Close" button.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Check the web server logs
  2. Contact the website administrator