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How to Increase the PHP Memory Limit

Summary

This article will explain how to modify the total amount of RAM that can be used by your PHP applications.

Generating a new php.ini file

  1. Login to your HostMonster cPanel account
  2. Click on the PHP Config icon located under "Software/Services"
  3. Click the Save Changes button

Using the File Manager

  1. Locate the Files section
  2. Click the File Manager icon.
    File Manager
  3. If prompted choose "Web Root", otherwise navigate to the public_html folder.
  4. Right click the php.ini file
  5. Choose either Edit or Code Edit
    Screenshot of Code Edit
  6. Click the Edit button.
  7. Search for "memory_limit", without the quotes.
  8. You can press Control + F on your Windows PC or Command + F on your Mac to use your browsers search function.

  9. Enter the new memory limit for your php applications.
  10. It is not recommend to increase this limit past 128 MB.

  11. Click "Save Changes"

Using an FTP Client

  1. Connect to the server with your FTP client.

    FTP - Uploading the website

  2. Navigate to the public_html folder.
  3. Download the php.ini file.
  4. Open the file with any text editor.
  5. Search for "memory_limit", without the quotes.
  6. Enter the new memory limit for your php applications.
  7. It is not recommend to increase this limit past 128 MB.

  8. Save the file.
  9. Upload the file using your FTP client.
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