Increase max filesize for Wordpress files (one click installation)

I want to upload a 50 MB File to my one click wordpress installation.

Wordpress cries that its too big a filesize.

Where are the configurations files I need to edit to set the filesize to mazbe a 100 MB?

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To help speed things up, I deployed Apache2 + PHP 7.0 on a fresh Droplet.

PHP’s php.ini file is located here /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini. Depending on your PHP version, you may need to change that to 5.6 or 7.1.

When editing that file:

nano /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini

And setting:

post_maxsize = 96M


upload_max_size = 64M

Then restarting Apache2:

service apache2 restart

The settings are showing as updated as they should be.

This can be confirmed by using:


$pms = ini_get('post_max_size');
$ums = ini_get('upload_max_filesize');

echo '<pre style="line-height: 2rem;">';
echo '<strong>post_max_size</strong>: ' . $pms;
echo '<br>';
echo '<strong>upload_max_size</strong>: ' . $ums;
echo '</pre>';

The configuration files are at /etc/php/7.0/apache2


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.