Core.* file contained in the Hosting Account

The Core.* file (usually called core.1234, core.1987, core.1673 etc.) is a dump file that is generated when a customer's (PHP) script crashes during execution. This file contains information from the process results stored in server memory when it crashes.

The size of the Core.* file depends on the amount of memory used when executing the script and crashing, the larger or more Core.* files mean that scripts that crash are often executed.

The solution to avoid this Core.* file is to fix the script that crashed and also not use Plugins / Modules / CMS that require high resources.

These Core files can be analyzed with the :

strings /home/user/public_html/core.xxxx |head

or with

gdb /usr/bin/php /home/user/public_html/core.xxxx

From the results of the analysis, information will appear on which script crashed.

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