How to update php.ini on a digitalocean app

I’ve deployed a PHP app on digitalocean app and I need to increase the post file size and upload the max file size limit. but I can’t access the php.ini or create a working .htaccess file. Will really appreciate your help.


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Hey @sergiowilliomes ,

The easiest way to edit the php.ini settings is to add a .user.ini file to your codebase with the following lines in it. These lines will set the values for post_max_size and upload_max_filesize explicitly:


Alternatively, you could update your run command to be prefixed with the below command:

echo 'post_max_size=20M' >> .user.ini && echo 'upload_max_filesize=5M' >> .user.ini && heroku-php-apache2



I tried .user.ini I also tried to in .htaccess files

php_value memory_limit 30M php_value post_max_size 100M php_value upload_max_filesize 30M

Also didn’t work.

Hello, To find out where the php.ini file is located, use the following command:

  1. php -i | grep php.ini

In the end, we’ll have:

Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc/php/7.2/cli
Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php/7.2/cli/php.ini

Run the file and adjust the default settings to the size of the largest file you want to upload. By default it is set to :

post_max_size = 8M
upload_max_filesize = 2M

You can change the following lines above to:


post_max_size = 30M
upload_max_filesize = 30M

Don’t forget to restart after saving:

  1. service php7.0-fpm restart

Replace with your appropriate PHP version