[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #5165: Installs fail due to PHP memory requirements

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Mon Oct 8 14:22:45 GMT 2007

#5165: Installs fail due to PHP memory requirements
 Reporter:  MichaelH  |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  2.5      
Component:  General   |     Version:  2.3      
 Severity:  normal    |    Keywords:           
 Beginning with 2.3, have run into a number of installations that fail due
 to not having enough memory allocated to PHP.  Typically, increasing PHP
 memory to 16M (from 8M) solves the problem.  Should the requirements be
 revised to reflect this?

 The error presented is either an Internal Server Error 500 or a Fatal
 error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted.

 As an example, with the host doteasy.com, a request to increase PHP memory
 must be addressed to their support department before WordPress can be

 Also, note this Forum thread regarding an upgrade to 2.3:

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5165>
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