I am using freehosting website to host my wordpress blog. However, while trying to use duplicator plugin to migrate my blog it asks me to change the max_input_time value to 0

I don't see php.ini file in my file manager in cpanel. The next best thing i found is .htaacess file

I put the following line at the end of the file however it doesn't seem to work.

php_value max_execution_time 300
  • The file extension might be hidden in your file manager. You should use an FTP or SFTP client to browser the root public_html folder, and make sure that the option to show hidden files is enabled in it. See this related question here.
    – dan
    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:22

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You can only use .htaccess to set PHP config options when PHP is installed as an Apache module (although you would ordinarily expect a 500 error if this is not supported). On CGI/FastCGI SAPI you would need to use a per-directory .user.ini file:


However, your host might use a file of a different name, so you may need to ask them.

max_execution_time can also be set in the script itself using ini_set():


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