Occasionally I get White page on my website powered by WordPress

Posted August 30, 2015 3.7k views


I encounter a strange issue with my WordPress website.
Occasionally, when I navigate on the site or I add new content in the backend, I get a blank white page. If I reload the page everything is ok. Any idea what could be?
I work with WordPress for over 5 years and I never encounter something like this.
In my error.log I don’t see anything suspicious.
Has someone encountered this problem before? Please note that is not the White screen of death. Is just occasionally.

Thank you in advance,

  • Probably because your browser can’t handle the data being send sometimes (could be a big site). I’ve got this sometimes as well when I take actions with big data.

  • Thank you for your response @CrypticDesigns Now I have a bigger problem. I get [mpm_prefork:error] [pid 7028] AH00161: server reached MaxRequestWorkers setting, consider raising the MaxRequestWorkers setting
    from time to time. I have the 2GB/2CPU droplet, and I don’t have more than 1000 visitors/day.
    Something is telling me that I don’t configurate my droplet right.

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No problem, this is probably a misconfiguration in apache. Inside your droplet, change the following of this apache config:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/mpm_prefork.conf

Increase your MaxRequestWorkers and restart apache.
If this doesn’t seem to work, you should try to increase MaxConnectionsPerChild and try again.
Hope this will help you, please give a report.