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How to fix 1118 Row Size too large in WHM/cPanel?

Discussion in 'Database Discussion' started by Gatchie, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Gatchie

    Gatchie Registered

    Apr 10, 2016
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    I'm looking for anyone who can point me on how to fix 1118 Row Size too large in WHM/cPanel? I am getting errors when adding more fields in my table. I have renamed all of the varchar field to text and change the length of each to mostly 20.

    Any ideas would be highly appreciated.
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Could you verify if you have root access to the system, and which version of MySQL is installed? Assuming you have root access, the following MySQL document explains a possible cause:

    MySQL :: MySQL 5.6 Release Notes :: Changes in MySQL 5.6.20 (2014-07-31)

    Changing the "innodb_log_file_size" value in your /etc/my.cnf file should address the issue, or if you do not have root access, you can contact your web hosting provider and reference this document to them.

    Thank you.
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