How to increase the PHP memory limit in cPanel

There are certain scenarios when you may be asked to make changes to your PHP configuration. Specifically, you may be directed to edit a file on your server called php.ini, and to increase the PHP Memory limit (memory_limit)

The memory_limit is a setting managed through the PHP Options which max amount of memory a script may consume. This value should be set at least as big as post_max_size.

While do not allow direct changes to PHP.ini on our servers. However, PHP configuration changes can be made from cPanel by following these steps:

1) Log into cPanel

2) Look for the SOFTWARE section and click on Select PHP version

Select and Edit PHP in cPanel
cPanel > Software > Select PHP Version

3) In the new window click on the Options button

PHP Options in cPanel
Select PHP Version > Switch to PHP Options

4) Scroll down on the same page and here you can locate the memory_limit and click on the value.

Change PHP memory limit

A dropdown menu or text input box will appear, allowing you to change the value as required. Check your script, plugin, or theme’s documentation (or an on-screen error message) to find the correct value.

5) Once you’ll do the change, the new value will be automatically updated. If the change was successful, you will see a green box with a message which will confirm that the change has been applied.

The PHP Selector is not included by default in cPanel and might be missing from your account if you are hosting with a different web host. All BrickellHost customers should see the Select PHP Version section in their hosting account’s cPanel.