Thursday, January 3, 2008

Maximum Execution Time Exceeded

This error occurs when we exceed the script execution time allocated in the php.ini file.

One solution to this is:

1. Open the php.ini file with in notepad.  The php.ini file is usually located in your PHP installation directory.

2. look for these lines

max_execution_time = 60     ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds
max_input_time = 60    ; Maximum amount of time each script may spend parsing request data
memory_limit = 32M      ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (16MB)

3. Set the max_execution_time to a higher number, say, 180 which is equivalent to 3 minutes.

4. Restart your Apache then try your script again.

If the error still occurs it means you need to set the execution time to a higher number. Otherwise, it means you need to optimize your script so and make it run faster.