I've been trying to migrate my webblogs using WordPress inbuilt import facility. I've exported current blog as a xml file and downloaded to my desktop. Next I navigated to my new blog's admin area and clicked on Manage > Import. However import failed after importing 50-60% posts only.
I went through Apache and PHP log files and I realized that the script was timed out. How do I fix this problem under Linux / UNIX?
PHP by default places resource limits on all php scripts using the following three directives:
=> max_execution_time : Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds (default 30 seconds)
=> max_input_time : Maximum amount of time each script may spend parsing request data (60 seconds)
=> memory_limit : Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (default 8MB)
Your php script was timed out because of resource limits. All you need to do is setup a new resource limits so that the script will get executed:
Open /etc/php.ini (or /etc/php5/php.ini) file:
# vi /etc/php.ini
Locate and setup new resource limits as follows:
# 600 seconds max_execution_time = 600 # 120 seconds max_input_time = 120 # 64 MB memory_limit = 64M
Restart Apache or lighttpd web server:
# /etc/init.d/httpd restart
# /etc/init.d/lighttpd restart