1 and 1 hosting wordpress fix for upgrading to 3.0

I will keep this short and sweet. I host most of my blogs on 1 and 1 hosting and ran into the problem (fatal error out of memory)

Notepad (Windows)
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To solve this problem I search for hours trying to find a solution but none of them worked. Then I came across this and applied it and it worked great. I don’t know if this will work for other wordpress blogs hosted on other servers, but it worked for my 1 and 1 hosted blogs…

Open notepad.

Copy the following code in to notepad:


Save the file as php.ini

Upload via FTP to BOTH your root directory of your blog as well as the wp-admin directory on your blog.

See if this resolves your problem. I was actually surprised that this worked for me.  If not there are a more fixes but none of them worked for me.

Here are more solutions I found online:

1. Try looking for the php.ini file. You might find some redundant php.ini files, so make sure you have got the one which is actually being read by PHP. o be sure, create a new php file in your root folder, say “check.php” and have phpInfo(); within the php open and close tags. Execute this file to get the information on where the php.ini is residing. Normally it will be in /usr/local/lib/php.ini

Open the php.ini file in a text editor like TextPad (not in Notepad) and change the values for memory_limit. By default you should see memory_limit = 8M. Try changing it to 12M. If it doesn’t work, increase it to 16M or even 24M and so on.

2. In case you can’t find the php.ini file or do not have access to it, then open up the file which was throwing the error (admin.php in my case) and add a line below just after ini_set(’memory_limit’, ‘12M’);

3. You can even consider adding a line in .htaccess file which will resolve the issue.
php_value memory_limit 32M

4. Or else, Try adding this line to your wp-config.php file:
Increasing memory allocated to PHP
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '32M');

5. Call your hosting provider and bitch to them that you are spending money every month the least they could do is give you shit that works…  ( I highly recommend this choice ^_^)