File Upload too large

I need to upload a video which is 20MB and the max upload is 8MB.

I followed the instructions by changing the post size and upload file size in php.ini to 32M.

I restarted the service and I rebooted my server, but I still cannot upload my 18.9MB video, any idea?

The site is WordPress.


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October 2, 2022

Hello @ascobie11

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 (for performance, laregr files meaning more to execute and more resources allocated to this process):

  1. upload_max_filesize = 64M
  2. post_max_filesize = 64M

However, you can always adjust the values to your exact needs

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

Hope that this helps!

Bobby Iliev
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October 2, 2022

Hi there,

Usually, there are multiple php.ini files, and it is important to make the change to the correct one. I could suggest the following:

  • Create a file called info.php inside your WordPress directory with the following content:
  • Visit that file via your browser and search for the php.ini path

That way you can verify which is the correct php.ini file that you need to make the change to.

After that make the change to the file and restart your Apache service.

Let me know how it goes!



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