changing upload_max_filesize in php.ini

Posted April 21, 2015 8.5k views

Hello! I had “413 Request Entity Too Large” problem.
So I’ve fixed it by adding

client_max_body_size 32m;

to nginx.conf.

Then I tried to upload my theme again and saw the message that I should change uploadmaxfilesize in php.ini.

I have nginx, so I’ve found /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini. And set parameters:

post_max_size = 16M
upload_max_filesize = 16M
memory_limit = 128M

Then I’ve rebooted nginx using

sudo service nginx restart

But the problem is still exists: when I’m trying to upload a theme a see a message about changing uploadmaxfilesize in php.ini

Please help! :)

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When changing values in php5-fpm’s php.ini you will need to restart the fpm service (not nginx) for the changes to take effect. So you will want to run:

service php5-fpm restart

Add following line to ‘http{..}’ block in nginx config:

http {
        client_max_body_size 100m;

Just done both variants. Still see the message about uploadmaxfilesize.
Anyway, thank you!

  • I did issue too, an the solution was very simple, after the updates in confgs files, save and did it this:

    sudo service php5-fpm restart

    don´t forget sudo, i did without sudo a lot of time and issue permanently, jeje


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 should 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
post_max_filesize = 64M

You also need to restart your web server (Nginx and PHP-FPM) in order the changes to take effect.

Hope that this helps!