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Increase a PHP scripts execution time limitAshley
I’m working on a project right now that uses a PHP crontab to run a heavy script, and the problem I faced was the server kept timing out because by default PHP has a time limit for script execution.
There’s an easy way around this by adding the following line of code to the top of your php code. It simply overrides the maximum execution time for the script.
ini_set('max_execution_time', 600); //600 seconds, you can change this to what ever you like