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  • andreasf85

    (@andreasf85)


    Any time I try to add a plugin or theme, I get an error similar to this one:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 847667 bytes) in /home/andreas7/public_html/wp-admin/includes/file.php on line 630

    The only thing that changes is the numbers (“tried to allocate XXXXXX” and “on line XXX”)

    I have tried a complete re-install of WP in my cpanel and it happened both times. I also called my hosting and confirmed that I am not even CLOSE to my storage limit (using 24MB of 5GB). I’ve never had this problem before and I always use the same process: domain and hosting from directnic, use installatron to install WP. I’ve probably got some setting that I stupidly set wonky, but I’m not seeing it.

    Any ideas? Thanks very much!!

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  • Moderator kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    Moderator Mark Ratledge

    (@songdogtech)

    Forum Moderator

    confirmed that I am not even CLOSE to my storage limit (using 24MB of 5GB).

    That’s hard drive space; that has nothing to do with RAM memory.

    Using FTP you can try increasing the memory for PHP and WordPress in several different ways:

    1) You can edit the memory_limit line in your php.ini (if you have access to that file) to increase memory to 64M:

    memory_limit = 64M;

    2) Try adding the ‘define” line below in your wp-config.php file a few lines of white space below the opening <?php in the file:

    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

    3) If those don’t work, try adding this line at the top of your .htaccess file:

    php_value memory_limit 64M

    If that doesn’t work or throws a “500 Internal Server Error”, delete the line from .htaccess.

    If none of those work, your host probably doesn’t allow memory allocation overrides. You’re stuck with what they give.

    andreasf85

    (@andreasf85)

    Sadly none of that worked. Thanks for the help though! Is there any way I can see which plugins are eating up all the memory?

    Moderator Mark Ratledge

    (@songdogtech)

    Forum Moderator

    Nothing you can do but ask the host for more memory or find a few host: Recommended WordPress Web Hosting

    andreasf85

    (@andreasf85)

    Thanks very much! I appreciate the help.

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