How to Fix the 508 Resource Limit is Reached Error

Resource limit is reached. Error 508. Featured image, illustration.

Coming across “Error 508. Resource Limit Is Reached” can put you off balance. It’s not a common HTTP error, but it can make both your site and webserver inaccessible.

But fret not. This article will explain what the HTTP Error 508 is, how you can troubleshoot it, and the preventative measures you can take to make sure that it doesn’t occur again.

Let’s get started!

What Causes the “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error?

Most web host accounts have set limits on resources. If this limit is breached, a “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” error is triggered, and your site will be temporarily inaccessible.

The “Error 508 Resource Limit Is Reached” browser message. (Source)

This error is triggered at the server level and can be caused due to various factors, including excessive strain on server CPU and RAM resources. It’s also commonly associated with a high demand for concurrent processes, often seen if your site experiences an unusually high traffic volume.

A spike in website traffic could also be the result of an attempted DDoS attack. In this instance, your site will trigger a “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” error once the available resources have been exhausted during the attack. However, you might not have to do anything to fix the issue!

If you consider this surge in web traffic to be a one-off event, then you might choose to wait it out and see if the traffic subsides.

If you’re on a shared server, or you’ve subscribed to an entry-level hosting package, it’s more likely you’ll run into this type of error. If that’s the case, you’ll need to raise the resource limits in the short term to get your site back up and running again.

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How to Fix the “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error

When seeing higher traffic volumes than expected, your site can quickly exceed allocated resources, resulting in your server grinding to a halt.

Check Your Resource Usage

The first thing you can do to fix a resource limit error is to check your resource usage. Be sure to view server activity logs too. That’ll help in identifying the root cause of the problem.

If you’re a Kinsta customer, then you can view resource usage and activity logs quite easily.

The Analytics and Activity Log menu items in MyKinsta.

The Analytics and Activity Log menu items in MyKinsta.

Log into your MyKinsta dashboard and select the site you wish to view. You can view the resource usage via the Analytics menu and activity logs via the Activity Log menu.




This article was written by David Gwyer and originally published on Blog – Kinsta.

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