I created a Force.com site and linked a Visualforce page with it, but when I access the link I get down for maintenance error page. I am not sure how to get my visual force page instead of this error. I made the force.com website as active too but I still this error page. I saw this help link - https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=906F000000099UQIAY

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In my experience down for maintenance usually means you have an incorrect URL. make sure that you have found the correct link to the Site.



The link you reference says that the person created a new site sub-domain. Created a new "SiteName" and it seemed to have resolved his error (my guess is that something else was going on).

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  • How do I know I am using the right URL? I have a VF page- CreateContact and I have the domain created as dev-nycbusiness.cs41.force.com . I tried to make the URL as dev-nycbusiness.cs41.force.com/CreateContact but it did not work.
    – SfdcBat
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 16:00
  • Do you have any solution for this?
    – SfdcBat
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 17:54
  • What is the name of the subdomain for your site? Give me the value of what is underneath the column of "Site URL" when on the Sites setting page
    – Chris
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 18:15
  • Also can you verify that the "Active" checkbox is checked on the Site Details for this particular subdomain?
    – Chris
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 18:17
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    Did you add your "CreateContact" visualforce page as a valid page in the Site Settings? Check my answer for screen shot
    – Chris
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 18:40

I just had a similar problem when using Salesforce's REST API. It seems that "We are down for maintenance" simply means that something unspecified was wrong with your request. The error is a red herring.

In our case, the body of the request was malformed. The body wasn't needed; we removed it and the request succeeded.

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