How To Change Memory Limit in Your PHP Apache Server

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this is a step by step tutorial guide that will help you change the memory limit settings on your php server to allow more memory on your scripts
In this tutorial, I will show you how to change the memory limit in php. The default memory is set for 8M, but sometimes webmaster and admins need to change this to make their website faster.

WARNING!!
- Always Make a backup file of php.ini before you start to do anythingn like this. If you dont know what you are doing, these changes could make your website go down. Please Read Disclaimer
http://www.webune.com/forums/viewtopic-p-83.html#83

1. If you dont know what your php settings are. See the post on this link;
http://www.webune.com/forums/how-can-do-i-you-create-make-a-phpinfo-php-file-t22.html

2. If your memory is set to 8M, continue with next step

3. Open your php.ini file. If your server is a Webune Dedicated Server with Redhat, Centos or Fedora, you can run the following command to edit the php.ini file:
CODE:
nano /etc/php.ini

If you don't know where your php.ini file is, go back to step 1, the phpinfo.php file will show you where the pnp.ini file is at.

4.
Find
CODE:
memory_limit = 8M  ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (8MB)

Replace With
CODE:
memory_limit = 16M  ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (8MB)
Basically I changed 8 to 16

5. Save file by hitting Control+x -then you will be asked if you want to save changes, type the letter y for yes

6. Then hit Return at the next prompt.

7. Restart Apache Server with the following command
CODE:
/etc/init.d/httpd restart


NOTE: if you dont access to your server. for example, you have shared hosting, you can just set the configuration using the ini_set('memory_limit', '100m');
for more information about this, see reply #122244 by deter


8. Do step 1 again, and this time your phpinfo.php file should show 16M instead of 8M

9. DONE
Hiland
Thanks a lot- this solved my problem
kEpEx
the path to the file, to restart apache and the config ini of the php, may change depending of the distributiong...

on debian, the path to restart is: /etc/init.d/apache

keflog /
http://wallpaperama.com/forums/how-to-change-memory-limit-php-apache-server-t53.html
kEpEx
keflog
keflog
Wrhona
the phpinfo.php don't show up when i did the command and uploaded..what am i missing?
Mr
hi there

great tutorial as i am a beginner, dug me out of a great big hole, i cant thank you enough !

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Dangerell
thank you.
deter
or you can set the memory limit within a file using ini_set() function:

at ini_set('memory_limit', '100m');
kit
thanks so much, SO so So very much. This helped me fix a problem with gathering album art in mass for an sql DB of albums.
EQ
So if I were to set a large memory like 400M would this effect my system in a negative way ? I want to allow Large uploads of about 200M
kinder
QUOTE:EQ: So if I were to set a large memory like 400M would this effect my system in a negative way ? I want to allow Large uploads of about 200M ------------- yeah, you better only allow people you trust to do those kinds of uploads. but generally, you can set it to whatever you want
joe
Thanx a lot.I was really struggling to solve this problem on several sites that i am working on but now, not a problem any more.I even helped out a friend of mine on the same issue.piece of cake nowthnx
suraj
Where i have to give all of the above commands, such as where to give command for restarting server.By the way , i have Apache server... My admin page show on edit page tab Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 194264 bytes) in /home/tech/publ on line 40 on botttom on wordpress.
Muslim
Thanks a lot. It is fully worked. I can install typo3 on my local server now.
:-D
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