How can i increase the php upload max filesize in APP Cloud Platform

Posted December 13, 2020 1.8k views
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I’m using APP cloud platform to host a PHP application and I need to increase the upload file size and I don’t have access to php.ini also, I have added .htaccess file with PHP max upload value but it doesn’t reflect on the application.

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Hey there @youssefhanna,

I am also new to the app platform but I will try my best to help you resolve this. Could you post your .htaccess in here?


Hi @youssefhanna & @denislavgavrilov 👋

PHP applications on App Platform use PHP-FPM in conjunction with Apache (or Nginx if you choose to use it)—the webserver would accept all incoming requests, and forward PHP requests to PHP-FPM which actually executes them. You’ll want to increase the max upload size there. You can do that by adding a .user.ini file at the root of your app’s document root (in the same directory where you would put an .htaccess file. Usually this will be the public directory) with something like this:

post_max_size = 20M
upload_max_filesize = 5M

post_max_size controls the maximum POST requests body size, while upload_max_filesize controls the maximum allowed size of a single file in an upload request.

For more info you can refer to the Heroku PHP Buildpack documentation. Let me know if that works!