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How to fix HTTP 508 error codes on your WordPress website

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" style = "max- height: 400px; max-width: 99%; "> Nobody likes to see error codes appearing on their WordPress website. And if you see an HTTP 508 error, it might be a little more diffeasier to diagnose than some others. Not because the error itself is extremely annoying, but because there are two 508 loop errors detected and resource limit reached. two 508 error loops were detected and the resource limit was reached. One is the HTTP error where a loop was detected in a resource or URL request and the other when the server is overloaded cannot perform the actions. Either way, we’ll explain these error codes to you so that your site is back up and running as quickly as possible. What is the HTTP 508 error: loop detected? Somewhere on the page, a link or resource is called, then that resource calls something else which then calls the original resource. The server never succeeds in responding to the request because the logic is recursive and loops on itself. The HTTP error 508 itself is actually assez rare. In terms of loop errors, you are more likely to encounter "too many redirects where someone has mismanaged the 301 and 302 redirects to where it is looping or simply has too many redirects in a chain that prevents resource request or actual rendering URL. How to fix a 508 error In general, this is a fairly simple solution. As always, if you are a user getting this error, we strongly suggest reloading the page with CTRL / CMD - Shift - R to bypass the cache, then clear your own browser cache for you make sure things don"t hang on your side. If you are a server administrator, there are a few solutions you can use. The first is fairly simple if you use any type of CDN plugin or caching on WordPress. If you use a plugin like WP Rocket, just go to thesettings and find the buttons that allow you to clear the cache, delete files and / or regenerate CSS. And if you have a Cloudflare account or another CDN account, you will be able to access the settings and find the option Purge the cache . " style = "max- height: 400px; max-width: 99%; "> If neither of these solves the redirect problem and your resources are still recursively looping, then you should check your .htaccess file. This is where the URL redirects go (unless you"re using a 301 Redirect plugin) .You"ll need an FTP client and code editor. Or go to your site"s web file manager. Browse through every link you have here, especially if you use relative links. Make sure none of them are recursive. It"s actually quite easy to do, especially if you work with a large number of redirects. The same goes for your plugin. Make sure you enter the plugin settings and check that all the URLs are identical. If you don"t help and resources are still looping, it"s time to contact your host. They should be able to help sort the loop on their side. What is error 508: Resource limit reached? The other error 508 that users and administrators must deal with (and probably the most common) is the message resource limit reached . -this is pretty self-explanatory Your website has reached the top of its allocated server resources There is a certain nameof reasons why this can happen, but the first place to check is your cPanel (if you have one) or your dashboard otherwise. Somewhere on your page will be a complete list of statistics regarding your server. You will see the databases, the number of executions on the server, the inodes, etc. Detailed statistics will give you s and prospecific stops that have been executed over different periods. If you see something transient in these, or your inodes or your space are filling, this is a good indication of what"s going on. You may need to clear things up a bit. Otherwise, it would be a few things. You are under attack by DDoS Your server may be absolutely under-resourced and resend a 508 if you are under a DDoS attack. A DDoS is a distributed denial of service attack, where someone floods your website with so much traffic that it literally cannot keep up. Usually, this is done via the botnet, a large collection of linked computers acting under the command of an individual or a group of individuals. If you get DDoSed and your server goes down, there is very little you can do immediately. You may not even know that you have been affected by DDoS. You know juste that your server is down. Contact your host and see if there have been particularly high traffic peaks. If this is the case, you can block the IP ranges from the attack and your server should recover soon. You legitimately get a ton of traffic You can also resend a 508 if your server is overwhelmed and it cannot handle real traffic. Maybe you have a lot of traffic from Reddit or an exceptionally well-written Tweet. If your server is down for this and gives a 508, contact your host and upgrade your plan. It is more or less that. Because you want your servers to be up and running as quickly as possible. Malware Do you remember the botnets we mentioned above? Well, your server could be part of it, and you don"t know that. If there is malware on your server includingyou are not aware, it may be resources that should go to your website in something else. So run a malware scan, adopt a solid WAF and security plug-in (Sucuri, WordFence) and make sure your server is used for what it is supposed to be: helping your website succeed. Don"t plant the others. Also, if your site is running slower than usual and nothing has changed, consider also looking for malware. It is generally a precursor to lack of resources. Unknown s, unused or outdated CRON jobs, and plug-ins You should also be aware of the performance of your website in general. Make sure that you run site checks periodically and that you use the various debug and error logs that you have, either through your host or on your site itself. These will show youall the CRON work you have in progress "execution and all s that may run in the background at different times. In many cases, not all are necessary. In addition, you can perform a full scan of your plugins and themes if you are a WordPress user. These consume resources over time, and while the amounts are mostly negligible, all it takes is a security flaw or a rogue to cause a world of problems. Or an error 508. So make sure that all the plugins that you actively use are up to date and that all the plugins and themes that you no longer use have disappeared. This clears storage space, memory and usage of inodes. Summary In the end, many people will never see an HTTP 508 error.Efficient redirections and preventing recursive loops in your request and your main logic are the main way not to see them. And if your resources are overused, your processor is taxed, and your site is down, you can run easy checks to find the culprit and take decisive action. 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