The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. How it fix?

Normally, this error message occurs on Shared Hosting Plans where your host provide you limited resources. The error message “Error 508. Resource Limit is Reached” appears only when your account exceeds the resource limit assigned to you i.e CPU Usage, RAM Usage, Number of Traffic, Number of concurrent processes under your cPanel Account. Every host provides you the facility to know about the consumption of resources. I have already helped many new WordPress users in fixing an issue related to Overuses of Resource on shared server. When it occurs, users can see the below given error messages on their Blog. If you are using applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento or any other open source scripts, please refer to the app’s web site for more information on how you can optimize the performance of your website, and decrease your website load (plugins such as dynamic Caching are a good start). In addition if you are using 3rd party plugins, those might be causing heavy load, and you may want to consider disabling them as a test.

Resource Limit Is Reached

The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. Please try again later.

Error 508. Resource Limit Is Reached

The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. Please try again later.

Error 508. Resource Limit Is Reached

This website is temporarily unable to service your request as it has exceeded it’s resource limit. Please check back shortly.If you are the owner of the account and are regularly seeing this error, please consider upgrading your plan to the package with higher resource allocation. If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Support department.

You can check it by navigating to cPanel>Logs>Resources>Details. If your cPanel doesn’t provide the Logs option, click on “Bandwidth” option. The screenshot of the same is shown below:

Reasons for 508 Resource Limit Is Reached Error

This error message can occur due to several reasons. Most of the time, it occurs due to below given reasons:

Large Number of Registration on WordPress Blog –Most of the time, new WordPress administrator allows everyone to register on their WordPress blog. As a result several spammers register at the same time. Due to this, the resource exceeds the limit and causes “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error.

High Traffic – This error also occurs sometimes due to High amount of traffic on your WordPress Blog.
Use of so Many Plugins – Some hosts add limits in the number of wordPress Plugin usages. When you cross this limit, the “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error occurs.

Faulty Script – If some of your pages has heavy script which affects the speed of site then a small number of concurrent page request can consume lots of resources and thus generates the above mentioned error message.

Large Number of Requests per Second – I always advise bloggers to limit the request per seconds of web crawlers. You can do this via Web master Tools.

Problem in Back-end Operations – Sometimes, import and Export operation can increase lots of pressure on your server’s resources in addition to the traffic which comes on your site.

How to Fixhed Error in WordPress?

Use the below given Methods to fix “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error in WordPress:

Solution 1. Disabling the Registration for Anyone in WordPress

  • First of all, log into the admin Panel of your WordPress Blog. You can do this by visiting the url –
  • Now Navigate to Settings>>General Option.
  • In “General Settings” Page, uncheck the check box which appears next to “Anyone can Register”.
  • Once done, scroll down and click on “Save Changes” button.

Solution 2. Contact the Host

Contact your host and ask about the particular plugin or process which is responsible for the consumption of resources. Once found, disable that process. Sometimes, any specific plugins consumes lots of resources so disable and delete that particular plugin. If the problem is related to import or export operation in backend, ask your host to resolve the same.

Solution 3. Upgrade to VPS Plan

As i mentioned earlier, “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error in WordPress mainly occurs in Shared Hosting Plan because you get limited resources. So many users uses the same resources i.e CPU,RAM so the hosts sets the limit for every users on that particular server.You can easily fix this issue by upgrading to VPS(Virtual Private Server) Plan. Normally, VPS plans are much costlier than Shared Hosting but provides you much more facility.

Solution 4. Switch to Better Hosting Providers

Normally, users choose Cheap Hosting Plans without knowing that they will face problem in future. I always suggest WordPress Users to use the below given WordPress Hosts:

  • Bluehost WordPress Hosting
  • Hostgator WordPress Hosting
  • Siteground WordPress Hosting
  • Dreamhost WordPress Hosting Service

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