Site crashes + 500 Internal Server error

(Arth) #1


Our community ( ) has been running on Discourse for a few months now, and lately we’ve been getting 500 internal server errors repeatedly, can’t post, or like a post, or even read threads.

The server runs on DigitalOcean and so far each time the internal server error shows up we just do a Power Cycle and the problem disappears temporarily, for like a day or so. Last couple of weeks I’ve had to do a power cycle once or twice a day, not ideal. Can’t seem to find what’s causing the errors, so I’m gonna need some help in that department!

Is there anything I can try, or look at?

Thanks in advance, love Discourse. Made the switch from vBulletin and never looked back :slight_smile:



This has been happening to us too. It does come back up without needing to run a power cycle, but can take 5-10 minutes.

(Sam Saffron) #3


When is the last time you rebuilt the container?

Do you have swap configured?

(Arth) #4

I’ll ask my developer about the container. And we haven’t configured a swap, no. Never heard of it :slight_smile:

(Sam Saffron) #5

Well try both and report back :slight_smile: