Increase a PHP Memory Limit for DreamHost

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Hi! In another video, we covered how to install a WordPress theme. In this video, we're going to cover how to increase the memory limit when using DreamHost shared hosting.

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Steps

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    Open TextEdit.
    One important part to note is that you want to make sure the format is set to plain text in "Format". If you're using a rich text format, you will not be able to save the file as a format without an extension.
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    In the "TextEdit" menu along the top of the screen, click "Format".
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    Then, click "Make Plain Text" (if available) in the menu.
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    Type "memory_limit = 128M" in the text document.
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    To save the file, click "File" in the menu at the top.
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    Then, click "Save".
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    Save the file to the desktop as "phprc" by typing it.
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    Uncheck the box "If no extension is provided, use '.txt' ".
    This file needs to be without an extension.
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    Click the blue "Save" button in the lower-right corner of this window.
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    Now, go to the Finder window and locate the file you've just saved on the desktop.
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    Also, go to your web site folder.
    For this tutorial, the web site folder is "xonlo.com". In your web site folder, add two new folders.
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    Right-click the folder directory and select "New Folder".
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    Name one folder ".php".
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    Click "OK".
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    Right-click the folder directory and select "New Folder".
    Alternatively, click it in the menu at the top.
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    Name the second folder the version of PHP you're using.
    In this case, it is version 5.4. Therefore, type "5.4".
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    Rename the ".php" folder to "php".
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    Drag the "5.4" folder into the "php" folder.
    Wait with name the "php" folder as ".php" until we've finished editing all of the information.
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    Click the folder tab with the "phprc" file in Finder.
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    Click and drag "phprc" to the web site folder.
    It is "xonlo.com" in this video.
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    Drag the "phprc" file into the "5.4" folder.
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    Release the mouse button to move the file.
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    Click the left arrow to go back.
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    Rename "php" back to ".php".
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    Click "OK".
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    Now, open Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015.
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    Click the "Remote server" drop-down menu.
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    Click "Local view".
    This is the local view of the account. There is the ".php" folder.
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    Click the ".php" folder.
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    Click 'Put file(s) to "Remote Server (xonlo.com)" '.
    The folder will be uploaded to the server.
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    Now, switch to the web site.
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    Click "reactivate your previous theme".
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    Type the name for the theme to search for it.
    Now, try reactivating the theme that you wanted and see whether the error still shows up or not.
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    Click "Activate".
    This time, the theme activates without the error because you have increased the PHP memory limit.
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