Increasing max file size in PHP

March 19, 2018 2.1k views
Nginx PHP WordPress LEMP Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 running nginx and php7.

I’ve tried multiple changes to the fpm/php.ini to increase ‘uploadmaxsize’ and 'postmaxsize’, but none of my changes appear in a phpinfo() that I added to the webserver.

I located all the other php.ini ’s that are on my server and updated them to match, but no changes seem to get pushed to the server after restarting php and nginx.

In all of the ini files, I have
upload_max_size 20m;
post_max_size 25m;

My nginx configuration has a much higher value for clientmaxbody_size than either of these values, but no changes successfully appear in phpinfo().

2 Answers

Ended up reinstalling php and nginx. After doing so, I was able to modify the configurations and restart with changes appearing successfully.

sudo service nginx restart && sudo service php7.0-fpm restart

This will restart both services and load the new configurations. If there are any errors the restart will fail.

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