Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted

What issue or error are you experiencing?

I was working on a very large page of my Wordpress site when I encountered a server error. I have the following error message:

fatal error: allowed memory size of 268435453 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 20480 bytes) in /user/kiko/local sites/mmyae-cthulhu-1/app/public/wp-includes/meta.php on line 1194

I think (but tell me if I’m wrong) that I should increase the server’s memory. How can I do this? Where can I find this setting in Local software?

Thank you for your help.
If I don’t find a solution, I lose everything!

What steps can be taken to replicate the issue? Feel free to include screenshots, videos, etc


System Details

  • Local Version: 9.0.2+6676

  • Operating System (OS) and OS version: MacOS Catalina 10.15.7


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Security Reminder
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Hi @gilloo

We have some instructions at the bottom of our performance guide for doing this in Local that should be helpful:

If you think something on your website is a recourse hog you can also use plugins like Query Monitor or Server IP and Memory to help troubleshoot.