I’ve been using EvoHosting for a good couple of years now and have always been impressed by their service and flexibility. I’ve felt my site has suffered in recent months - I just feel the performance has suffered and have few options to speed-up my website.

So sometimes you want more freedom to control your server (like Rackspace), but using a shared server gives you few choices to do this. Here is the solution for WordPress sites hosted by EvoHosting UK which you can implement now.

PHP Allocated Memory

There are 3 commonly accepted approaches to increasing the PHP allocated memory

  1. Change PHP.ini file (can’t do this for EvoHosting clients)
  2. Edit wp-config.php (did this but it made no impact)
  3. Edit .htaccess (did this, it worked)

So open your favourite Text Editor / FTP programe and navigate to your WordPress root folder.

Open to edit the .htaccess file and paste in these 2 lines at the top:

[php] #WordPress Increase PHP Memory php_value memory_limit 64M [/php]

Can’t find your .htaccess file .. then check you can see hidden files - or try updating your Permalinks

After you save and close your you .htaccess file I recommend you loggout and quit your browser and the restart it.

Tags: Errors, Evohosting, Memory

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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.