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  • search.php on line 1033. Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes...

    One of my users is reporting this error:
    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 456544 bytes) in /home/thiserver/public_html/forums/search.php on line 1033
    I searched a bit on the Internet, but haven't found a solution.

    My forum has about 750,000 posts and about 80,000 members.


  • #2
    Your PHP does not have enough memory allocated to it to complete this operation. Ask your host to increase the 'memory_limit' variable in php.ini to at least 64M.

    To temporarily up your limits edit your includes/config.php file and add these lines right under the <?php line:

    ini_set('memory_limit', 64 * 1024 * 1024);

    Note: You might want to also consider lowering this number:

    Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Message Searching Options -> Maximum Search Results to Return
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    • #3
      What are they searching for? Most likely cause its an overly common word and you have vBulletin set to return more than the most recent 500 results.
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      • #4
        I'm not sure what term the user is searching.


        Maximum Search Results to Return

        is set to 100.


        widgetinstance 262 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.