508 Resource Limit Is Reached


What does "508 Resource Limit Is Reached" mean?

508 Resource Limit Is Reached is a temporary error and goes off by itself

The error message “508 Resource Limit Is Reached” appears when the account is negatively constantly exceeding the resources assigned to it. These resources can include CPU usage, RAM usage and/or the number of concurrent processes running under the hosting account.

You can check on this via the 'Resource Usage' icon on your control panel.

We use the 'CloudLinux' system to ensure that no single hosting account can monopolise server resources to the detriment of any other.

If your site is consistently hitting its resource limits, you may wish to look into improving the efficiency of any software you're running on your account,

Common causes for 508 errors:

1. Website traffic spikes – If your site experiences high peaks in inbound or outbound traffic it can exceed allocated resources.

2. Problems in code. If there are pages on your site that have speed issues, an increase in inbound traffic or concurrent page requests can push the site over its resource limits.

3. Backend operations – demanding backend operations such as imports and exports can create significant load, which in addition to normal traffic can cause resource limits to be exceeded.

4. Webcrawlers making a high number of requests per second. You can adjust the rate at which e.g. Google requests pages in Google Webmaster Tools.


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