Why does my load balancer respond with an HTTP 503 error?

DigitalOcean Load Balancers return an HTTP 503 error when there are either no target Droplets assigned to the load balancer, or all of the target Droplets are unhealthy.

If all of your target Droplets are correctly assigned to the load balancer, check the following things to see if there is a problem:

You can review our Droplet Connectivity Troubleshooting Guide for more in-depth investigation and tips.

By default, load balancers time out after the connection has been idle for 60 seconds. You can customize the timeout duration.
You cannot change the frequency of Droplet backups, but you can use Snapshooter or the API to create daily snapshots of your Droplets.