I tried to run Backupbuddy, a very popular WordPress backup solution and Plugin, on my Website. My Website was hosted on Crazydomains and the backup just wouldn’t run.
Anyway, to cut a long and frustrating story short, increasing the PHP memory available to WordPress resolved the problem.
So, here is how to increase the memory available to WordPress (note that a lower than adequate memory limit set by a host will likely cause Plugin and even Theme errors).
- Find out how much memory you have; either create a file called phpinfo.php with the necessary PHP script and view the output of the file or install the WP-ServerInfo Plugin and view the output of the ‘Memory Limit’.
- Create a file called php.ini in your text editor and place the following in the file (change the 256M to a valid value higher than allocated per step 1 above):
memory_limit = 256M
- Using FTP (or your cPanel file manager), copy the new file (php.ini) to the wp-admin folder of your WordPress install.
Your allowed PHP memory limit should now have increased and hopefully you’re no longer getting BuddyPress memory errors. It’s possible however that your Webhost has disallowed overriding the memory limit but usually the instructions above increase the limit 🙂