Increasing the upload_max_filesize
The default upload file size for php (and, consequently, for WordPress) is 2 MB, which is a problem if you want to upload a files that’s bigger. Follow these steps if you get this message:
The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini
Connect to the terminal of your web sever.
sudo find / -name "php.ini"
Examples of output:
/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini /etc/php5/cli/php.ini /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini
Open a php.ini file:
sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
Find the line
upload_max_filesize = 2M by using
Ctrl+W key combination.
; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files. ; http://php.net/upload-max-filesize upload_max_filesize = 2M
and replace it with a higher value, for example:
; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files. ; http://php.net/upload-max-filesize upload_max_filesize = 10M
Save the changes to the file (press
Ctrl+O to write out and
Ctrl+X to exit).
Restart your web server:
sudo service apache2 restart
sudo service nginx restart
Try the upload again.
That’s it, you’re done. So simple isn’t it?
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Arthur is a designer and full stack software engineer. He is the founder of Space X-Chimp and the blog My Cyber Universe. His personal website can be found at arthurgareginyan.com.