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WordPress Update Fails with Fatal Error (bytes exhausted in file.php)



I'm trying to update to WordPress 4.7 but when I try to update I get this message:


Update WordPress
Downloading update from…
Unpacking the update…
Verifying the unpacked files…
Preparing to install the latest version…
Enabling Maintenance mode…

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 1073741824 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 261904 bytes) in D:\Hosting\12090180\html\wp-admin\includes\file.php on line 159


As you can see it is running on GoDaddy's Windows servers and I have added:

define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘512M’);
define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT' , '1024M' );


to wp-config.php and


wincache.ocenabled = "On"
memory_limit = 512M


to php5.ini


Does anybody have any ideas how to get the update to go through? Thank you!

Community Manager

Hi @Papajan. Thanks for being part of GoDaddy Community!


Sorry for the delayed response. For Windows accounts, if you're not seeing your PHP initialization file taking effect, you may want to try recycling your accounts application pool. This can be done by using the instructions in the article that matches your account type: 

Web & Classic Hosting

Plesk Hosting



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