How to edit wp-condig.php file in DigitalOcean?


I cannot upload my WordPress backup file because it is 135 MB. I want to increase the upload size from the wp-config.php file.

Can anyone tell me how to edit the file? Please help me ASAP. Thanks in advance.

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August 15, 2022

Hello @vamsisnorkler

This question was answered some time ago in the community, I’ll leave the link to the question below


WordPress relies on your PHP configuration, so if PHP isn’t configured to allow uploads of that size, WordPress will throw an error.

You’ll want to modify your PHP’s php.ini file and change:




The defaults are 2MB and 8MB, so we can adjust those to something higher for your needs. I’d set them as:

upload_max_size = 64M


post_max_size = 96M

If you’re using NGINX instead of Apache, there’s a variable in NGINX’s main configuration file that you may also need to change as it also limits the size of uploads, that’d be:


You’d need to define that and set it to 64M as well.

client_max_body_size 64m;

You’d then restart Apache, or restart both NGINX and PHP-FPM. It just depends on which you’re using.


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August 13, 2022

Hi @vamsisnorkler,

In order to increase the upload size of your WordPress installation, you need to edit the php.ini of your Droplet and increase two values - upload_max_filesize and post_max_size.

If you do not know how to access your php.ini, SSH to your Droplet get into your website’s directory:

  1. cd /path/to/website
  2. touch info.php

Once you create the info.php file, open it and type in the following:

<?php phpinfo();

Save the file and exit. Next open it in your browser like so -

where is your domain name.

In there you’ll see the loaded configuration path. Once you see it, copy it and in your SSH type in

  1. nano /the/copied/path/of/php.ini

In there increase the values of both upload_max_filesize and post_max_size. Once done, save the file and exit.

One last thing to do is restart Apache

  1. service apache2 restart

That should be it.

Thanks for your responses.

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