Mysql crashing due to continuous request to var/www/html/code.php from client 52568


We are facing an issue in our wordpress website. MYSQL crashing due to continuous request to var/www/html/code.php from client 52568 which goes to 404 statuts

Here are the continuous request [error][pid 23013] [client] script ‘var/www/html/code.php’ 404 [error][pid 23013] [client] script ‘var/www/html/code.php’ 404
[error][pid 23013] [client] script ‘var/www/html/code.php’ 404

When we remove htaccess request goes to not found or unable to stat

Like this

[error][pid 23013] [client] script ‘var/www/html/code.php’ not found or unable

Please help us on this.


You’re welcome! Glad I could help.

Thanks cplaiasu,

It was the wp-vcd.php file in the wp-includes folder, after removing the file the website is working fine.

Thanks a lot.


Your wp site was hacked, probably from some nulled plugins.

Check your functions.php file from theme folder and delete all content from top of that file (post.php might be modified too), also delete wp-tmp.php and wp-vcd.php from wp-includes folder.

Probably first thing you should do: remove any plugin or theme from unsafe sources (nulled, cracked… whatever).

Regards, Costin

Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.


This is a bit strange, there is no such file in the official Wordpress core files. Is this a file that you’ve added to your WordPress site? If the file was not added by you, then I would strongly suggest checking the content and making sure that there is no malicious content.

Regards, Bobby