Website, SSH, web console & SFTP isn't responding, if I ping my site or IP there's no packet loss

Posted April 13, 2018 2.3k views
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Website, SSH & SFTP aren’t responding but if I ping my site or IP there’s no packet loss.
filezilla sftp shows status: connecting to IP address
putty shows IP address followed by “-putty”
website shows waiting for
web console shows something like “INFO: task apache2: blocked for more than 120 seconds.
echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hungtasktimeout_secs” disables this message.“
and IDK if it’s normal on DO but I submitted support ticket about 2 days ago and my issue is still not resolved, I only got one really nonsense reply about 30 hours ago.

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In this position I would recommend rebooting your droplet. The error your console is showing is more likely related to either high traffic or running out of memory on your droplet causing services to be killed to keep the kernel running (which is why it’s still responding to pings).

If you can log in via the console (press enter if you don’t see a login prompt) then run reboot and attempt to connect again once your droplet reboots. If you cannot do this from the console you can use the “power cycle” option in the control panel.

After rebooting you can check the logs in /var/log for indications to what occurred before the services stopped responding.

  • Hi, thank you so much! I’m able to access my droplet after power cycle. I’m not sure how to figure out what caused this problem, I’m running magento 2.2.x I wonder if this was due to cron job or something else might have caused it.