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How To Fix ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS Error And What Causes It

ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS often happens while setting up a website, among other issues that become a headache for users mostly. It doesn’t take many brains and thinking to fix it. You can easily get it fixed with WordPress and troubleshoot it with the back of your hand. Here we will see what triggers this and how can you fix it.

What does ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS mean?

When your website gets too many different URLs and it gets stuck while trying to get direction. The website keeps going to and from between the URL. This is where the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS occurs. It can be caused by other things as well, like when you change the WordPress settings or plugging, or sometimes your web settings have some issue.
ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

How can you fix it?

There ar5e several steps you can fo0llow to point out the particular reason for the error. Follow these instructions step by step. LET’S BEGIN

1. DELETE WEBSITE COOKIES

Corrupted or outdated cookies can cause errors a lot of times. First, let’s try the troubleshooting process by cleaning the website cookies in your browser. You just need to delete the browser history. But if there is a need to keep some websites, follow the below-mentioned steps to delete unwanted cookies.

Step 1: Copy and paste the given link in your chrome address bar to go to the cookies part of chrome settings. chrome://settings/content/cookies

Step 2: Click on the button see all cookie data. Select that.

Step 3: Now search for the related sites and delete any cookie that seems unwanted or suspicious.

If you want to delete the cookies in Firefox, go to the settings > privacy and security and go for the option manage data. Through the pop-up window, you’ll be able to browse and delete all the cookies stored on your browser. You should clean out the cache data as well. It takes up a lot of browser space.

2. CLEAN THE WORDPRESS CACHE

You can always go to WordPress, even when there is a ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error. From here you have to log in to your admin dashboard and delete the WordPress cache and see if it can fix the error. The procedure is pretty simple in WordPress caching plug-ins as well as WP Super Cache, WP Rocket, W3 Total Cache. Follow the below steps

Step 1: Login to the WordPress dashboard and then go to settings >> WP super cache.

Step 2: Now to delete the cached files, click on the delete cache option.

3. DISABLE THE PLUG-IN’S AND REACTIVATE

If the WordPress dashboard cannot be accessed, try and disable all the plug-ins by going to the website files using an FTP client, in your server.

Step 1: Through an FTP client, log in to your web server. (e.g.: Filezilla)

Step 2: Open your WP-content and rename the plug-in folder (plug-in’s-fault)

This will help disable the plug-ins on your website without losing any data. Now once you have access to the WordPress admin dashboard. Rename the folder to its default name and carefully enable all the plug-ins one by one so that you can see what’s causing the issue.

4. LOOK FOR CDN AND HTTPS SETTINGS

Most of the time ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS is caused by some fault with your HTTPS settings.

It could be an expired SSL certificate or configuration issues with the SSL plug-ins.

You can use the SSL server test tool to make sure that your SSL certificate and the website is working properly.

If you are operating a content delivery network (CDN). Be sure to check if there is an error caused by the service. Try to get rid of the CDN cache also look for HTTPS settings on the CDN.

5. LOOK FOR SERVER ISSUES

If the error persists, and none of the above methods worked, take a look at the server for any internal issues. Sometimes a corrupted .htaccess file can also cause errors. Try replacing the file with default settings and see if it can fix the errors.

Step 1: Login to your server makes sure to use an FTP client. You’ll see a .htaccess file on the main folder.

Step 2: Rename the file (e.g. .htaccess fault)

Step 3: You’ll have to make a new .htaccess by copy-pasting the below-mentioned codes

# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

It’s recommended that you first ask the web host, technical support team, before making any changes to your website files.

Conclusion

You should always keep a backup of your data and website, in case errors like these happen,

Error can occur at anytime and when you least expect it. Remember to compose yourself first and then work accordingly.