Site keep going down, get 504 error

Hi, We have been facing a peculiar issue. We asked on various other forums/wordpress and few people said it is to do with your server on Digital Ocean

We get 504 error 10-15 mins randomly and then the site comes back up. What could be the issue? We checked DNS maps too, that is fine.

Stunning thing is we found nothing in the error logs. Am not sure why is this happening, can anyone help?


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There could be a lot of things that could cause that error. I would recommend starting with the following:

  • Make sure that the server has enough resources. You can follow the steps here on how to check that:

  • Which logs exactly have you checked? I would recommend checking the following: the PHP error log, the Apache or Nginx error logs depending on the one that you use, the MySQL error log, the syslogs.

  • I could also suggest adding a caching plugin for your site so that the overall load on the server could be reduced

Let me know how it goes. Regards, Bobby