I'm running WordPress on Windows IIS (GoDaddy Hosting). The website was created using Visual Composer, which requires an increase in the memory limit. The website is also installed in a subdirectory off the root.
When I create a file named 'php5.ini' file and place it in the subdirectory with the WordPress installation with just:
memory_limit = 256M
The memory limit is not changed.
When I move the file to the root folder, it doesn't change anything either.
When I add a full php5.ini file with all the declarations, it changes the memory, but then it crashes the site with a 500 internal server error.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I need to set this up in order to get the memory limit to take without crashing the site?
I no longer need this question answered, as my client took GoDaddy's advice and purchased additional hosting on Linux. We moved the website over there, increased the memory and and no issues with it.
I'm leaving the question up while I keep the sample website up to see if anyone can figure out why it wouldn't work. I'm still interested in finding a solution. Thanks!