Maximum execution time in phpMyadmin


When I try to execute (some) queries in phpMyadmin I get this error

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded in C:\xampp\phpmyadmin\libraries\dbi\mysql.dbi.lib.php on line 140

because I have a very large table (over 9 millions records)

I have edited the file C:\xampp\php\php.ini

and changed the value of "max execution time" from 60 to 1000 then restarts the PHP and still have the same error.

Any solution?

2/10/2016 10:54:04 AM

Accepted Answer

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Look for : $cfg['ExecTimeLimit'] = 600;

You can change '600' to any higher value, like '6000'.

Maximum execution time in seconds is (0 for no limit).

This will fix your error.

6/16/2017 1:13:52 AM

I faced the same problem while executing a curl. I got it right when I changed the following in the php.ini file:

max_execution_time = 1000 ;

and also

max_input_time = 1000 ;

Probably your problem should be solved by making above two changes and restarting the apache server.

Even after changing the above the problem persists and if you think it's because of some database operation using mysql you can try changing this also:

mysql.connect_timeout = 1000 ; // this is not neccessary

All this should be changed in php.ini file and apache server should be restarted to see the changes.


Your change should work. However, there are potentially few php.ini configuration files with the 'xampp' stack. Try to identify whether or not there's an 'apache' specific php.ini. One potential location is:



Changing php.ini for a web application requires restarting Apache.

You should verify that the change took place by running a PHP script that executes the function phpinfo(). The output of that function will tell you a lot of PHP parameters, including the timeout value.

You might also have changed a copy of php.ini that is not the same file used by Apache.


ini_set('max_execution_time', 0); or create file name called php.ini and enter the first line max_execution_time=0 then save it and put the file in your root folder of your application.

That's it. Good luck.


Well for Wamp User,

Go to: wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.3.9\libraries

Under line 536, locate $cfg['ExecTimeLimit'] = 0;

and change the value from 0 to 6000. e.g

$cfg['ExecTimeLimit'] = 0;


$cfg['ExecTimeLimit'] = 6000;

Restart wamp server and phew.

It works like magic !


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