Cant type anything to change the value in php.ini

I want to change the value in PHP.ini file to below value,

upload_max_filesize = 50M post_max_size = 50M max_input_time = 300 max_execution_time = 300

so I run the command in Putty as below sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

it open the PHP.ini in the console,but when I want to change the value,i just cant type anything.

Please tell me how to type the modify the value in Php.ini file in Putty.thanks…

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You can create a php info file in order to check the current values and check which is the php.ini file in use. Create the following file in your public_hmtl folder - phpinfo.php and put the following code inside it:


You can also use the following command in order to find the location of the php.ini file:

php -i | grep php.ini

The output will be:

Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc/php/7.2/cli
Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php/7.2/cli/php.ini

Then check for the current value of uploadmaxfilesize you can also check which is the configuration file - php.ini that is currently used and apply the changes there (if the site using the global php.ini file and you change the values for these settings this will make the changes globally for all sites). Ideally you would like to have the following values:

upload_max_filesize = 64M

You also need to restart your web server in order the changes to take effect.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

@matchartproduction Just a question, are you using the numeric keypad or the numbers above the alpha keys? Try using the numbers instead of the numeric keypad - I’ve seen problems where there is a mixup between PuTTY and the console with some keyboards, so using numeric keypad results in nothing (even when it’s activated, and NumLock is activated right?).


You can add those lines to your php.ini file with these commands ran as root:

   echo "uploadmaxfilesize = 50M" >> /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
   echo "postmaxsize = 50M" >> /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
   echo "maxinputtime = 300" >> /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
   echo "maxexecutiontime = 300" >> /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini