Increase PHP’s File Upload Limit Using php.ini

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The file upload size limit is usually set pretty low by shared hosting providers. Why? To save bandwidth, keep the server moving quickly, and think about it -- how many customers really need a large upload limit? If you do need to increase the maximum upload limit, all you need to do is place the following code snippet in your php.ini file:

file_uploads = On
upload_max_filesize = 10M //needs to be in {x}M format

Note that not all hosting providers allow customers to increase the file upload limit. Take that into consideration when purchasing your customer's web hosting.

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Discussion

  1. Thanks, I’m trying to figure out how to make it so music can be played on my blog as soon as others click on. Thanks for the updates.

  2. or just use:

    that will allow uploads and set maximum size to 500mb

  3. Bakiyaraj

    Sorry it is not working… When i changed this, after executing in IE, it throws a javascript error with restriction of 8MB. and in mozilla and chrome, it restricts 2MB file.. help me

  4. Maybe another solution would be with a .htaccess file with something like:

    php_value memory_limit 36M
    php_value post_max_size 36M
    php_value upload_max_filesize 32M

  5. Litos

    Hey Rafael,
    I have no idea how to locate the php.ini file. Is this in my local hard drive? I use a macbook Pro. No luck so far. Can you please help out a noob? thanks in advance :)

  6. Kagan Kayal

    If you increase the upload_max_filesize parameter in php.ini, you have to increase the maximum size of POST data as well. That includes the file upload and other form data. The parameter name is post_max_size.

  7. is there any limit in upload_max_filesize ? i mean 64M or 128M etc

  8. You say php_value memory_limit 36M and post_max_size 36M, it’s ok but upload max filesize 32M. Good I Think It’s Better System.

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