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How to increase memory limit

  • Posted February 15, 2022

Hi Team,

I am not able to increase the memory limit for my website.

Can you please help me with the same.

Regards, Kanchan Singh

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Hello,

What I would personally do is the following:

  • Start by creating a new file called info.php with the following content:
<?php
phpinfo();
  • Save the file and then visit the file via your browser, eg your_website.com/info.php

  • This will show you your PHP configuration as follows:

PHP info file

  • On that page, look for the Loaded Configuration File which will show you the exact location of your php.ini file. In my case it is:
/etc/php/8.0/fpm/php.ini

But keep in mind that if you are using a different PHP version with a different handler the location would be different.

  • Then open that file with your favorite text editor:
sudo nano /etc/php/8.0/fpm/php.ini
  • And look for the memory_limit line and update the value accordingly:
memory_limit = 128M
  • Finally, if you are using PHP FPM you would need to restart it:
sudo systemctl restart php8.0-fpm.service

If you want to change this for your PHP CLI too, you could run php -i | grep php.ini and this will show you the location of the php.ini file for your CLI version.

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby