Flora of North America Website Down?

Today and yesterday, when I attempt to navigate to floranorthamerica.org, I get a “503 Service Unavailable” message/page. Curious if everyone else (who uses FNA’s website) is seeing this too and/or if anyone knows what’s up? I’ve been using the copies hosted by eFloras in the meantime, but the inability to access FNA’s main site makes me nervous. :grimacing:

Just clicked the link and I also get a 503.

I got the 503 last night.

When I click the link, mine says:

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

503 service unavailable often means that the server is down for maintenance. however, it’s possible that there are other reasons for service unavailability.

if you ever need idependent verification that a website is down, you can always do a web search for “is website down”, and use one of the websites returned which can ping your target website and possibly provide more information about the outage.

I asked about this on the Herbarium Junkies FB page. Response from Diana Soteropoulus:

“They are migrating the web site to a new server. No exact time/date for when it will be accessible. The eflora website is available currently.”

For me, the eflora website doesn’t show up when I google, at least on the first few pages, and it hasn’t for some time. But anyway, now we know why FNA is unavailable.


That kind of information is exactly what I hoped would surface by posting this here. :grinning: Thanks!

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And here’s the eFlora site if anyone doesn’t know: http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1

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Thanks! I’ve bookmarked that now.