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  • #7280
    David Wheater
    Participant

    Hi,

    I hope you can help.

    I’ve been happily learning WP for about a week until I noticed this error notice against my links, blog & plugins dashboard boxes:

    “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 1966080 bytes) in /home/toursine/public_html/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php on line 5426″

    After some research I’ve discovered that I may have exhausted the Memory allocated by most host who sent me a short and unhelpful reply (I’m only a novice -:) that I had to “create and upload a custom php.ini file to increase these limits”. The problem is – how on earth do i do this?

    I also can’t help but feel a little resentful of my host – shouldn’t they be providing more memory allocation to in order to pre-empt problems such as this. I spent a whole day researching and worrying about which host to go with – in order to avoid problems like this – as there’s enough to learn without running into brick walls like this. Perhaps I’m being unfair to my host – but i’d be very grateful for a solution and whether my host is worth staying with?

    Grateful for any help you can give me – loving WordPress.

    David

    #7344
    David Wheater
    Participant

    A weeks gone by and I’m disappointed not to have received any help – especially as I am new to WP and wanted to join a community for some support. I think I’ve been very patient :-), but nevertheless I wish Pootlepress all the best and will put this down to experience.

     

     

    #7347
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi David,

    Please don’t give up :)

    Apologies for missing your question,

    The problem you are having may be being caused by a plugin. Could you provide a list of the plugins you are using. Better still, deactivate them 1 by 1 and see if you can narrow down which one is causing the problem.

    Your web host really should have been able to help you with this one but here is a link to how to increase memory  http://www.dailyblogging.org/wordpress/increase-wordpress-memory-limit/.

    I recommend creating the .ini file. You just need to create a plain txt file in notepad and upload it to your server.

    Let me know how you go, and please don’t give up,

    Jamie

    #7348
    David Wheater
    Participant

    Hi Jamie,

    Many thanks for your help. I’ve managed to increase the memory allocation and switching on and off all the plugins actually helped with a separate problem I was having – so a big thank you for that.

    I think it’s a shame that such server side problems can make it difficult for newbies like me, who are investing enormous amounts of time and effort, to make progress. I guess the moral of the story is be very careful which host you go with and take reviews with a hefty pinch of salt! Although I did lots of research and thought I’d picked a good one – they didn’t want to spend time helping a novice – which is a shame.

    I’ve started to get my head around WP which is great – but I know there’s a great deal more to learn and  your excellent tutorials will be of immense help – thank you.

    Best wishes,

    David

     

    #7349
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi David,

    That’s great news :)

    Incidentally who are you using for hosting? It would be good to share.

    I have used heartinternet.co.uk for the past 5 years – and they are great for WordPress hosting (and their support is fantastic – they always go the extra mile).

    If you have a bigger budget take a look at http://wpengine.com/. It’s quite a bit more expensive but they specialise in WordPress hosting.

    You are right though – Hosting is one area that will certainly need to improve going forward. It’s still too complicated than it should be.

    Jamie

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