Cant type anything to change the value in php.ini

May 31, 2017 173 views
Apache Ubuntu

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

uploadmaxfilesize = 50M
postmaxsize = 50M
maxinputtime = 300
maxexecutiontime = 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..

2 Answers


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
  • Bro i already login as root,run all the command line u gave,and restart the server by
    *sudo service apache2 restart *
    .but the uploadmaxfilesize still the same.didnt update at all

    this is what i see in console.when I recheck the value,please give me some guidance

    • @matchartproduction

      Check the end of the php.ini file and you will see the new values.

      Here is no error in the image you posted, from where you are currently type end then type 50M then type CTRL+x then y then enter and your file will be modified and saved, open it again to check.

      Hint: If you are logged in as root no need for sudo, to check if you are logged in as root the output of this command echo $EUID will be zero.

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?).

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