All SEO PowerSuite apps are built on Java and have to process a serious amount of data. Naturally, the apps may happen to be resource-demanding.
To prevent heavy load on an average system, RAM consumption in our tools is limited to ~1-4GB by default (depending on the OS and other peculiarities), regardless of how much RAM you individually have.
For that reason, if you're working on a heavy project, have a lot of unnecessary projects open, or multiple Java-based apps running, the apps may eventually run out of memory and freeze or crash.
However, you can easily insure against that by increasing the default limit in accordance with your actual system capabilities!
The 32-bit Java doesn't do the trick and doesn't allow allocating more memory to a Java application. Therefore, it's crucial that you have the 64-bit Java installed on your PC.
* If you have allocated the memory, and SEO PowerSuite apps no longer start successfully, the most probable reason is that you have the 32-bit Java - simply replace it with the 64-bit version.
To increase the memory limit for SEO PowerSuite on Windows:
* The values are both case-sensitive. In the Variable Value, 6000 can be replaced with any custom value - up to 80% of your total RAM amount, e.g. with 16GB RAM - enter -Xmx14000m, etc.
To increase the memory limit for SEO PowerSuite on macOS, you'll need to download a command file for each tool:
* The Variable Value specified in the file can be replaced with any custom value - up to 80% of your total RAM amount, e.g. with 16GB RAM, make it -Xmx14000m, etc. Close the file to save changes.
sudo chmod +x /Users/username/Desktop/websiteauditor.command
NOTE: you should replace %username% with the name of your current system User. Hit Return and enter your Administrator password.
You will have to run the same command in the Terminal for each downloaded file, replacing the command file name respectively:
IMPORTANT: for the new memory limit to apply, make sure you launch the app by double-clicking on the command file rather than the original app's icon each time.
sudo nano /etc/environment
4000 can be replaced with any custom value - up to 80% of your total RAM amount, e.g. with 16GB RAM - enter -Xmx14000m, etc.