More Memory For WordPress – More Information About WordPress

WordPress is growing and growing, with the growing of WordPress the demand of memory is also growing. The standard use is WordPress 32MByte (see settings.php ), which is not even provided by every hoster today. This is a problem – therefore: Lovely Hoster, give users more memory!

But also to use the memory, it requires a small syntax extension in the configuration of WordPress.

To have a quick overview about the demand: Use the Plugin for WordPress WP-Memory-Usage by Alex Rabe …


… or the more extensive version of an analysis with the Plugin WordPress System Health by Heiko Rabe.

More Information

Thus, it provides the analysis of blogs and a quick way to see the problems at a customers blog or project of your own. This WordPress Plugin Health System will not only provide information on the status of WordPress, but will also provide information on important configuration settings, supply information on the state of the database and also the tables and information about PHP. In each mode you can add various details, which provide a lot of information to the WordPress experts about the system without the need to investigate the individual Settings, the PHP and the database information.

More Memory

It is recommended when working with WordPress to increase memory, as long the host permits. This requires the expansion of wp-config.php; the best way is to do it in steps in order to check the possibilities of the host.

// more memory
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');
// even more memory
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '96M');
// a good deal more memory ;-)
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M');

Will you get a white page as return, then it was too much and it goes back down to 32 MByte. Good luck.


15 responses to “More Memory For WordPress – More Information About WordPress”

  1. Mida Avatar

    Will this help running wordpress faster i guess, since lots of people cant increase memory on shared hosts

  2. Adam Thody Avatar

    Just curious, when you say it’s recommended to run WP with more memory, recommended by whom? What are the specific benefits? Any benchmarks?

    Naturally, it sounds like a good idea, just wondering what the science is behind it.

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  4. Jacob Santos Avatar
    Jacob Santos

    WordPress won’t run faster with more memory, it will just run. Which beats the alternative where it doesn’t run at all or runs and breaks in the middle.

  5. Adam Thody Avatar

    Jacob: Sounds about right. Important to understand the distinction, because if you’re running wp-super-cache, for example, the returns on this will be minimal. Good to know none the less.

  6. Ajay Avatar

    I really would like to know the benefits of this more memory? How does it really help WordPress by increasing the memory limit in this manner.

  7. Chris Avatar

    Perfect, Ive been wondering how to adjust this for awhile. Thanks!

  8. Frankie Avatar

    I’m starting to think that WordPress has choose the “Windows” path: more memory and resources used for a very small increase in (often unrequested) new functions.

    Each release is more nice to play with but as a pro blogegr I think the latest releases require more time to create a post and upload the images…

    Beside closing some security oles, what are the big benefits of the latest releases?!


  9. Frankie Avatar

    ops, I forgot a small tip:

    to know how much memory is allocated by the host is possible to uset the plugin WP Security Scan:

  10. Xacur Avatar

    Oh, thank you, it was so easy and I was looking for it for so long, I thought I had to ask to my host but i just changed the numbers and it worked fine.

  11. Brad Hart Avatar

    @Ajay: There are many aspects where increasing the memory is a must. For example I have been running one blog for six years now with more than 3000 posts, the tags alone in that many posts are more than 50mb worth of DB space. The longer we blog the more memory it will take to run even semi-popular blogs with any sort of efficiency.

    @Frankie: it isn’t so much a windows approach, though some plugins are definitely taking that approach. One of the biggest time wasters when it comes to making a post is the autosave function. There are several ways to turn this off or avoid its excessive use. I have tried several DB management plugins that will disable the feature, which is my preference. The second way to avoid it is to post with a client such as windows live writer or scribefire.

  12. Ajay Avatar

    Interestingly, post my comment, I had to implement this when I moved to shared hosting.

    Surprisingly it worked and I now run pages at 64MB, however, it would have been great if I could only choose to run the admin area with this much memory

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  14. Lalo Avatar

    In my wordpress installation i run pages at 96MB 🙂

  15. david Avatar

    It does not work!