Skip to main content

Increasing the PHP script execution time

How to Increase the PHP script execution time?

I am using a csv processing code , when i tried to import the csv content to the table using the php script, it take too much time and after that a download pop of the executing scripts name is showing...I think this is due to execution time problem. How to fix this?

Three ways we can solve this. : Scroll down for the solution.

Three ways we can solve this.

1) set_time_limit() function

usage : void set_time_limit ( int $seconds )

Set the number of seconds a script is allowed to run. If this is reached, the script returns a fatal error. The default limit is 30 seconds or, if it exists, the max_execution_time value defined in the php.ini.

When called, set_time_limit() restarts the timeout counter from zero. In other words, if the timeout is the default 30 seconds, and 25 seconds into script execution a call such as set_time_limit(20) is made, the script will run for a total of 45 seconds before timing out.

The maximum execution time, in seconds. If set to zero, no time limit is imposed.

This function has no effect when PHP is running in safe mode. There is no workaround other than turning off safe mode or changing the time limit in the php.ini.

code to check safe mode and try the function:
if( !ini_get('safe_mode') ){

set_time_limit has another advantage, you can call it several times and it adds the time to the total script runtime. so you can use it in a loop and it doesn’t matter how many iterations you have, you set only the time per iteration.

########### ###########

2) ini_set() function

string ini_set( string $varname , string $newvalue )

The php function ini_set sets the value of the given configuration option. The configuration option will keep this new value during the script's execution, and will be restored at the script's ending.

Usage ini_set( "max_execution_time" , "55" )

########### ###########

3) Modifying `max_execution_time' value in PHP configuration(php.ini) file

This sets the maximum time in seconds a script is allowed to run before it is terminated by the parser. This helps prevent poorly written scripts from tying up the server. The default setting is 30. When running PHP from the command line the default setting is 0.

options 1 and 2 are using for temporarily purpose and will persist until the scripts execution completed ie, The configuration option will keep this new value during the script's execution, and will be restored at the script's ending. Option 3 is for permanent purpose.

More info:

Popular posts from this blog

Payback Points - How to redeem - How to merge multiple payback accounts - Block Payback card - Payback customer care

How to apply for a new ration card and what are the documents required?

List of documents required for new ration card application in Kerala and how to apply

Application for a new ration card should be addressed to Taluk Supply Officer (TSO) / City Rationing Officer (CRO) of applicant's residing area.

Primary document required are Residence certificate, Income certificate and incase the applicant's name is in another ration card then he/she should submit the reduction certificate ontained from previous TSO / CRO as proof for removing his/her name from old Ration card.

You can get the new application from your currently residing Taluk Supply Office.

Joomla and Forum Integration - Integrating Forums to Joomla

Joomla is one of the most popular CMS opensource packages. It is very easier to develop website's using Joomla. You just need to download Joomla package from Joomla's Official website  and install it on your domain and later adding customizations to templates and feature and Your website is ready :). Now a days most websites provides a forum section for it users for discussing various article topics, gathering opinions etc.

Following are some best know forum opensource packages which can be integrated with Joomla and create a new forum experience for users

Urgent Openings for PHP trainees, Andriod / IOS developers and PHP developers in Kochi Trivandrum Calicut and Bangalore. Please Send Your updated resumes to   Read more »
Search This Blog