Resource Limit is Reached Issue in WordPress- How to Fix it?

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.

Resource Limit is Reached Issue in WordPress

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.

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What does “508 Resource Limit Is Reached”Actually mean?
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. 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:
Error 508. Resource Limit Is Reached
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:
  1. 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.
  2. High Traffic – This error also occurs sometimes due to High amount of traffic on your WordPress Blog.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Fix hed” Error in WordPress?
Use the below given Methods to fix “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error  in WordPress:

Method 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. The screenshot of the same is shown below:

"508 Resource Limit Is Reached" Error  in WordPress

  • In “General Settings” Page, uncheck the check box which appears next to “Anyone can Register“. The Screenshot of the same is shown below:

"508 Resource Limit Is Reached" Error  in WordPress

  • Once done, scroll down and click on “Save Changes” button.

Method 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.

Method 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.

Method 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:

If You are already using any different WordPress Hosts and want to switch to these hosts but don’t know the process, order us to complete the whole work. We charge just $50 for the whole but you will have to purchase the hosting plan yourself.  If you have any confusion, contact us.

From the Editor’s Desk

If you are really facing 508 Resource Limit is Reached Issue in WordPress, apply the above methods to fix it. It is really necessary to fix this error because it makes poor impact on your visitors and you many loose your visitors as well. Search engine crawlers will also report this issue. As a result, your blog’s presence in search engines will be affected as well.
The solutions are quite simple. However, if you are still in confusion, don’t hesitate in contacting me. It would be my pleasure to help you. If the above mentioned method fixed your issue, don’t forget to mention it in comments.

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  1. says

    I checked all the things and came to know that the error is – “This error message is mainly due to the number of fcgi processes that your site seems to be running simultaneously”
    how to fix it ravi ?

    • says

      If your server contains any www folder,delete it. Sometimes, it keeps the copy of public_html folder and can cause this issue. If you don’t know anything about the www folder then it acts like the shortcut of public_html folder just like the desktop shortcuts of different application in windows. Deletion of shortcuts doesn’t affect the original application.

      • says

        ya deleting the www folder solved my problem and I also deleted wp_option string from php my admin .. to reset the wordpress settings to default :) thanks a lot

  2. says

    I\’ve been having this issue for 3 months now, and my shared hosting provider (Green Geeks) locks down my website because of the resource limit being reached. I\’ve done everything you\’ve suggested, short of changing hosting providers. I\’ve even done more like; cloudflare, protecting myself from bruteforce login attacks, etc…Is it really as easy as changing hosting providers? Is there a way to stop the spammers from hitting images on my website?

    • says

      Unfortunately, there is no ways to stop others from clicking your images. If none of the above mentioned method works, contact your host.

  3. says

    hello ravi,

    im getting these problem from last two days because of high traffic about 20k-30k Pageview daily.  my host is bigrock, hosting plane is share single domain linax hosting with unlimited transfer, storage. any suggestion.

  4. says

    Hi Ravi!


    So this is the first time I encounter this problem. I was trying to upload a .jpg files and instead I clieck on a .pds file ( it’s pretty big), that’s when the error occurred.


    I tried following your steps, but I can’t even log in into the admin panel! I have no idea what to do.. please help.



  5. says

    i an facing same problem. After purchase and install oio publisher i am facing slow down of my page and resource limit reached.

    Ravi, i have invested $ 47 in OIO publisher. what can i do, please suggest

  6. says

    Please I have been having same problem on my site for over a month now.

    I have upgraded to their higher level (Professional Package). I hosted with smartweb. The only advice they could give me is to upgrade to a dedicated server. After reading your post I tried to remove some plugins leaving the basic ones. The problem is still there.

    Please what more advice can you offer me as this problem is seriously causing damages to my sites (visitors).

    I will be glad to hear from you

    • says

      This issue normally occurs in Shared Hosting accounts where the resources are shared by many websites. The best solution is to “Upgrade your package to dedicated server” as advised by your host. If you don’t want to upgrade now, have a look on your theme and plugins and find out the plugin which is consuming more resources. Disabling that plugin will fix your issue.
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