Very Large error_log File! (2 posts)

  1. parasite_sound
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am using Minimalism Theme 1.0.1 on one of my WordPress website and I have an extremely large (1.7gig) error_log file in directory:


    ...that is taking up most of my disk space!

    Do you have any idea what is causing the error and how I can go about reducing it's size?

    Is there any point in deleting the file?

    Any help greatly appreciated!

  2. flamenco
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is an odd phenomenon. To know exactly, you'd have to read the error file. And I know that's not easy, you'd have to FTP the file probably, and then open it in a text editor that can handle that size file.

    Short of that, I have an idea for you. A site I've worked on had a similar problem, and eventually the file would get SO big that the site would stop coming up. So I read the huge error file, which pointed me in the right direction. WP was running out of memory. Here's a nice article about that if you'd like to try this approach:

    For me, just using the first command fixed it. Beyond that, you may need some help from host tech support unless you're a server geek.

    But ultimately, yes, you'll want to delete that monster error file, hopefully after finding out what the error is.

    Good luck, Dave

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