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WordPress: Resource Limit is Reached – How to Fix it

when ever you host a website, you are prone to many issues especially if you are not hosting with the right hosting company that will cater for your needs. And this is one issue most WordPress users faced because of the fact that they use a shared server. Well hosting a WordPress blog on a shared server is not a problem . Many active blogs you see use this very well and little issue is encountered.

But one major challenges of a shared server is limited resources, that’s why some WordPress users get the  error Resource limit is reached often, like the examples below;


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.

So what does “508 Resource Limit Is Reached”Actually mean?

Like i said above, this is an error that usually occur to WordPress sites that are hosted on a shared server , and usually because you are allocated limited resources, just the way bandwidth and spaces are limited. So this error message “Error 508. Resource Limit is Reached” only comes up whenever your  website uses up or exceed that mount of resources that were assigned to you such as CPU Usage, RAM Usage, Number of Traffic, Number of concurrent processes under your cPanel Account. Most hosting providers gives you the ability to watch and manage the resource usage so you can just do that by going to your cPanel>>Logs>>Resources>>Details. If you could not find the logs option, just look for “Bandwidth” option. check below

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

What are the Main reasons for WordPress “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error
This happens as a result of many things, And usually they occur because of these:

  1. Too much registration on your WordPress Blog – Because of guest posting, most WordPress user allows people to register on their WordPress blog, and as a result of these spammers register at the same time and at very high-speed. And this causes a lot of “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error.
  2. High Volume of Traffic – This error happens when your site starts having too much traffic than your hosting account could handle.
  3. Use of so Many Plugins – When you used to much unneccessary plugins on your WordPress blog, you are prone to get this “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error. Some hosts even tend to limit the total number of plugins you can use.
  4. Faulty Script – If you have some pages on your WordPress blog and they include heavy scripts , it affects the speed of your site and in turn uses more resources. Which is another ways to bring that error to life.
  5. Large Number of Requests per Second – When large requests are sent at once. It hits the server hard, so it better to limit request per seconds of web crawlers. You can do this via Web master Tools.

How to Fix the Error in WordPress?
Here are better ways to fix the “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error  in WordPress:

Method 1::  Disabling the Registration for Anyone in WordPress or prevent spam registration

  • To disable registration, go over to your WordPress admin Panel
  • Then go over to Settings>>General Option.  like it is below;

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

  • Now in the “General Settings” Page, uncheck  “Anyone can Register“.  see below:

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

  • Once done, scroll down and click on “Save Changes” button. and if you still want to keep registration open, i will advice you use a plugin that will prevent spam registration , You can try sabre

Method 2:: Contact the Host

You can also get in touch with your hosting provider and ask them which of your plugin is really consuming your resource. Once you get a reply, then disable the plugin and delete.

Method 3:: Use a cloud service

If you get this very often, you can still overcome the excessive usage of resources by powering you site with a cloud service, i recommend and use Cloudflare

Method 4:: Upgrade to VPS Plan

Since shared hosting accounts are prone to “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” Error  in WordPress. the ultimate solution to it is to upgrade to a VPS(Virtual Private Server) Plan. Although they are much expensive than shared hosting. But you will sure get more hosting features than shared hosting.

Method 5: Switch to Better Hosting Providers

If Option 4 looks like a no way for you presently, here is another option, Many users go for awesome cheap web hosting without know what they are falling into . So once you start facing this error, its highly suggested you switch your hosting provider, You can try any of these:

Byethost , ifastnet WordPress Hosting

Hostgator WordPress Hosting

If you are already hosting your site and you are not to sure how about the process of moving from one host to another. feel free to contact me, and i will do this for you for just a little price but you will need to get your hosting ready.


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Olayinka Bolaji

Project / Digital Manager at Ahmsta Technologies
Olayinka Bolaji is a Professional Content Writer, SEO Expert, Web Designer, Online Marketer & Visionary Entrepreneur, Specializing on Content Writing, Web Development, Online Marketing ,PPC , SEO , Social Media, You can follow my updates on Google+, Twitter or add me on Facebook!


  1. McKay Photography

    August 19, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Great advice, thanks for the post!

  2. Unlimited Whispers™

    April 16, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Mines shoots up to 500 ever time I publish a post. Then a few minutes later it goes back down to 205. Oh yea, I’ve been with Godaddy since 2009. Attention Required:
    Your web hosting account is approaching or exceeding its resource limits.

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