Mainly caused when an update has been interrupted during process. WordPress automatically creates a “.maintenance” file which makes the website temporarily unavailable. During this maintenance visitors will see this message:

Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

In case you run into this, do not fret, the solution is pretty simple. Just follow this steps:

Step 1: Access your hosting Control Panel, in case you don’t have, you can get this from your webmaster or site administrator.

Step 2: Open up your File Manager

Step 3: Browse your public_html folder or the specific folder where your website is located.

Step 4: Look up for .maintenance file

Step 5: Delete the file and you’re done.