Azure Web App: Site Experiencing Difficulties HTTP Errors – Fix

We started getting alerts from JetPack that our WordPress site,, was offline.

Sure enough, browsing to the site lead to a “This site is experiencing technical difficulties.” white page.

Since our WordPress site is hosted in Azure, we logged on to the portal and clicked into the AppService blade to find:


Azure Web App Status: Currently experiencing HTTP server errors.

Now, clicking in to View Full Report brought us to this page:


Azure Web App Status: HTTP Server Errors and Web App Restarted

What little information beyond that was not very helpful as far as what to do with the problem.

So, when in doubt, reboot! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Azure Web App: mpecsblog Restart

After waiting a couple of minutes the site came back up:


MPECS Blog Site Online

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

Philip Elder
Microsoft High Availability MVP
MPECS Inc. !
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