Gears gears cogs bits n piecesThe Problem: For whatever reason, your website is displaying a white screen with “Service Unavailable” and nothing else.

The Cause: There could be many causes, but the one I just discovered was that the application pool had shut down for no good reason.

The Solution: In IIS, navigate to “Application Pools”, right click to bring up the content manager – select “Stop”, and then select “Start”. ¬†That should fix the problem in most cases.

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