PHP Solution For Persistent Timeout Error

PHP Solution For Persistent Timeout Error

Perhaps you came across a message such as “Maximum execution time of 180 seconds exceeded” and went googling for a solution. The solution would probably be one of the following

By editing .htaccess

php_value max_execution_time -1

By editing php.ini 


By editing your PHP code

// OR
ini_set ('max_execution_time', -1);

But even after trying all these.. you are still getting the same error.

Here’s some possible reasons and solutions why.

    1. Your script is getting timed-out by Apache/LiteSpeed/Other Similar Web Server TechnologyIn your httpd.conf (in server config or vhost config), edit the TimeOut variable. The default should be 300.
      TimeOut 600
    2. Your using PHP-FastCGI or PHP-FPMThe error you are seeing is from apache’s fastcgi proxy who killed connection to php-fpm pool because your script did not outputted anything for 30 seconds.You can change idle-timeout in your apache config to extend it (cannot be 0):
      FastCgiExternalServer /usr/lib/cgi-bin/php7-fcgi -socket /run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock -idle-timeout 1800 -pass-header Authorization
    3. Apache or PHP isn’t resetting the execution time counter for unknown reasons
      Finally, if you still are not able to get it to work, simply try putting the code


      around different parts of your script/code. This is because each time you call set_time_limit it resets the timer / counter for the script. An example as shown below – I faced a problem with hashing large files and had to consistently make calls to set_time_limit

      $bytesToRead = 1024;
      $fp = fopen($filepath, "r");
      $ctx = hash_init('sha256');
      while (!feof($fp)) {
          hash_update($ctx, fgets($fp,$bytesToRead));
      $sha256 = hash_final($ctx);  


Hopefully what I’ve shared will be useful for you in solving your issues. Should you need any help, feel free to let me know in the comments below.

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LiteSpeed Redirect Traffic To HTTPS with CyberPanel

LiteSpeed Redirect Traffic To HTTPS

To redirect traffic from http to https, you can use rules that are the same as you would use in that of apache. So, for example, the below rules will help in https redirection

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !on
RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} !https
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]

If you are using CyberPanel, then you can edit the rules by going to your individual web panel for your domain, and clicking Rewrite Rules as shown below.

CyberPanel Rewrite Rules

After clicking it, I suggest you put the rule at the top of the file so that the redirection is processed before any other rule.CyberPanel Rewrite Rules FileAfter which, you just have to save the new rules and your good to go.CyberPanel Rewrite Rules Save


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PHP Request Timeout Error

PHP Request Timeout Error

Request Timeout

This request takes too long to process, it is timed out by the server. If it should not be timed out, please contact administrator of this web site to increase ‘Connection Timeout’.

If you got an error like the one shown above, and your host is using LiteSpeed as its server, then chances are you have gotten the same error as me. To solve it, edit your .htaccess in the root folder of your site with the following

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule .* - [E=noabort:1]
RewriteRule .* - [E=noconntimeout:1]


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