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Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted

It todays Web Hosting Tutorial we are going to cover how to change your PHP file upload limit to avoid the following error:

‘Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted’?

PHP has a built-in limit on the amount of memory it will allocate. If that limit is reached, the process will exit with this error message. This is usually the result of the PHP script trying to load a large file, such as an image, into memory all at once. While it is better if you can arrange for the script not to do such things, it is also possible to increase the memory limit some to avoid this problem. To do that, edit the php.ini file with your PHP scripts (create it if it does not exist) and add the following line:

memory_limit=16M

You should replace the ’16’ with whatever value is appropriate. The default is 8M (8 megabytes, the 8388608 bytes from the error message).

Thats it! You’ve just increased your PHP file upload limit. Well done you!

Click here to find out how to create a custom php.ini file.


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