Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Many issues that you may run into such as; white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content with Thim Core plugin and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

  • PHP version >= 5.4.
  • PHP Execution Time >= 60s.
  • PHP Memory Limit >= 128Mb.
  • PHP Maximum Upload File Size >= 50Mb.

How To Verify Your Current PHP Limits

You can verify your PHP configuration limits in the System Status tab in the Welcome Screen area. Look in the left sidebar for the DocsPress > System Status tab. You can also check them by installing a simple plugin found here. In addition, you can always contact your host and ask them what the current settings are and have them adjust them if needed. Please note though that many hosts will try to keep the PHP limits low without reason. However you are paying for it, and therefore should be getting your money’s worth.