Increasing PHP Memory

If you run a web application (for example wordpress) and you're seeing memory exhausted errors, this is often down to PHP Memory Limit.

You can change this in your web hosting panel. Here's how:

  1. Login to cPanel Control Panel
  2. Scroll to the Software Section
  3. Select Select PHP Version
  4. Click the Switch to PHP Options link on the right
  5. Look for memory_limit in the list. You will find this is probably set to 64M or 128M
  6. Click on the current value and select a new one. 256M should do it. If you do select any higher, it won't matter as the server is configured to only allow a max of 256M
  7. Click Apply. Click Save at the bottom of the screen
  8. Job done


If you are using Wordpress, you can also set this by adding the following to your wp-config.php file:


define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');


That shoudl fix it.

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