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  • Hi everyone,

    As a ‘test’ I have done e fresh install of WP 3.4.2 (virgin DB) and only downloaded and activated the plugin WP memory usage. It shows a Memory usage of 37.62 MByte?!? On a virgin install? This seems quite steep no?

    This would mean that WP will not run on shared servers with 32MB of PHP memory?

    I was wondering if the almost 38Mb of memory usage is normal, or that there is an issue server side?



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  • esmi


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    WordPress can only just about run on 32M on some server, so this is not unexpected. The exact amount of memory needed for a vanilla install will depend, in part, on the server. From what I recall, PHP enabled as FastCGI will tend to consume more memory.

    Ok, Thanks for the answer Esmi.
    Nice to hear that I am not a one off.
    Looks like I will have to upgrade my hosting pack since it only supports up to 64MB. (If I install WPEC it almost hits that mark already)

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