[TYPO3] Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted

Allan Jacobsen allan.j at cobsen.dk
Sun Apr 23 07:47:15 CEST 2006

16 Mbyte is the absolute minimun, the install tool recomends setting the limit 
to "over 25 Mbyte".
I use 64 Mbyte on all new installed servers.

Best regards
Allan Jacobsen

On Sunday 23 April 2006 05:07, Christoph Koehler wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Apr 2006 21:17:32 -0400, Tony Davidson  
> <tonyd at zeroeffortnetworking.com.au> wrote:
> > My question is *why* does it occur.  I'm dealing with pretty crappy  
> > level 1 support that have a very basic understanding.  If I can explain  
> > why the error doesn't always occur I can try to get them to increase the  
> > allocation.
> >
> > thanks,
> > tony
> Hey Tony,
> PHP is like any other program that runs on a computer. If it's used a lot,  
> it takes up CPU and memory. So sometimes, maybe after you clear the cache  
> in T3 and reload a page, it has to parse the whole page again and use more  
> memory and CPU cycles. What exactly causes it is hard to say, I don't know  
> that. But some extensions might be handling large data arrays or so, and  
> so might the T3 backend, and PHP will need more memory, so pages with many  
> data intensive extensions might be the reason. File upload could be  
> another reason, even though I think PHP has a separate setting for that.
> I think the recommendation for Typo3 is 16MB, but the more the better.  
> Good luck getting your host to change it! It shouldn't be that big of a  
> deal anyway.
> You can also try to change the setting yourself, with a .htaccess file in  
> your (typo3) root directory. Just add:
> php_value memory_limit "16M"
> to it. Adjust the limit accordingly, but keep it reasonable.
> Christoph
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