I started getting this error when I accessed pages hosted on IIS installed on my machine (I’m running Windows XP):
The page cannot be displayed
There are too many people accessing the Web site at this time.
Please try the following:
Click the Refresh button, or try again later.
Open the localhost home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
HTTP 403.9 – Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected
Internet Information Services
Technical Information (for support personnel)
This error can occur if the Web server is busy and cannot process your request due to heavy traffic.
The wierd thing was I was getting that error on Opera and IE, but everything was fine on Firefox.
My friend suggested the following:
- go to IIS Manager
- right click on ‘Default Web Site’ (under YOUR_MACHINE_NAME/Web Sites/) and choose properties
- change ‘Connection Timeout’ value to 10 seconds
- uncheck ‘HTTP Keep-Alives Enabled’
- save the changes