Learn what this settings does and how to change its value within PHP scripts.
Maximum execution time refers to the default maximum amount of time a PHP script will run before PHP terminates the script and reports an error.
How to change maximum execution time
You may use one of three possible methods to alter your maximum execution time.
Modify the php.ini file
We do not permit our clients with managed hosting plans to modify their php.ini files, but our support team may implement changes on your behalf.
Set maximum execution time for individual PHP scripts
You may adjust maximum execution time via PHP’s set_time_limit function. This value replaces the max_execution_time variable within the php.ini file.
For example, to change the execution time limit for a particular PHP script to ten minutes, convert the time limit to seconds add the following line at the beginning of the script:
Set maximum execution time for PHP scripts from the CLI
You may set the maximum execution time manually from the command line by using the -d flag with the PHP command as follows:
php -d max_execution_time=300 script.php
The above command would run script.php with a maximum execution time of 300 seconds regardless of the globally set max_execution_time value. If you need this change made globally, contact our support team for assistance.