Upload limit on wordpress stuck at 2MB

Posted July 3, 2020 2.6k views

I have a one click Wordpress installation and followed the solution here and I’m still getting server error 500 when I modify php_value upload_max_filesize 128M in .htaccess (this used to be the only way that worked)

I followed the change in virtualhosts suggested on DO here

I tried all the changes but the last filter approach here too changing maxfileupload size in

adding this to .htaccess (doesn’t cause error 500):

suPHP_ConfigPath ../../../etc/php/7.4/fpm/

I used to be able to change .htaccess before setting up http/2 in case that helps now my php handler is FCGI. My support post on DO didn’t fix the problem–they only suggested changing php.ini as I already did here:

; File Uploads ;

; Whether to allow HTTP file uploads.
file_uploads = On

; Temporary directory for HTTP uploaded files (will use system default if not
; specified).
;upload_tmp_dir =

; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
upload_max_filesize = 512M
post_max_size = 512M
memory_limit = 512M

Thanks in advance!

edited by MattIPv4

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Hi there @frankieguz,

Adding the values directly to your .htaccess fill will not work as you are using PHP FPM rather than PHP DSO.

What I would recommend is:

  • Create a PHP info file to check which is the exact php.ini file your website uses. To do so, in your document root just create a file called info.php and add the following content:



Then visit the file directly in your browser:

There search for the PHP.ini value and make sure that you are making the changes to that php.ini file.

Also once you make the change to the php.ini file note that you need to restart PHP FPM in order for this to take effect.

Let me know how it goes.