One of the most common PHP errors you’re likely to encounter is related to the time limits set for how long a PHP script can run. These time limits are set by WordPress hosting providers and can vary – some providers set them to higher values, while some set them lower. When a site processes data, if it can’t finish within the maximum time limit, it will time out and display this error: “Fatal error: Maximum execution time exceeded.”

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There are two ways to resolve this issue.

The first way is to find the script that’s running too long and remove it. This is likely part of a plugin or theme, so deactivating plugins and reverting to a default theme are good places to start.

The simpler way may be to increase your maximum time limit. To do this, add the following code to your php.ini file: