Today when i logged into twitter, I was greeted with a page that said, “Twitter is over capacity” and please wait for some moments before trying again. Have any one of you came across this situation or got this page when you logged in there? It is first time for me. Here is what the page looked like.
So basically what does this mean? In simple terms which everyone can understand, it means that its servers are unable to handle the tweets and the traffic generated. This leads you to this page which in technical terms is a 503 error page. As per Wikipedia:
503 Service Unavailable Server is currently unavailable (because it is overloaded or down for maintenance). Generally, this is a temporary state.
And what is the Fix for it? You can not do anything from your side. Twitter need to improve there infrastructure of servers and bandwidth to handle the growing traffic and users along with the growing number of tweets generated on it.