Article ID: 124600, created on Feb 25, 2015, last review on Sep 2, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows


How to set max_allowed_packet size to 16 MB for MySQL?


Follow the steps below to achieve the same:

  1. Set the max_allowed_packet value in /etc/my.cnf file:

    vi /etc/my.cnf
  2. Restart MySQL service:

    # /etc/init.d/mysqld restart
    mysql start/running, process 2496

Plesk for Windows:

Correct the same value in %plesk_dir%\Plesk\Databases\MySQL\Data\my.ini and restart MySQL process.

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