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504 Gateway Timeout

Published in Networking.

The 504 status code, or Gateway Timeout error, means that the server is a gateway or proxy server, and it is not receiving a response from the backend servers within the allowed time period.

This typically occurs in the following situations:

  • The network connection between the servers is poor
  • The backend server that is fulfilling the request is too slow, due to poor performance
  • The gateway or proxy server’s timeout duration is too short