Upload media files django nginx

I’m trying to upload media files on the server but can’t figure out how to do it. I have no problem accessing my media files, but can’t upload any.

Here is what I’ve tried:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name ****;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
    location /static/ {
        root /home/joseph/hacka;
    location /media/ {
        root /home/joseph/hacka;
    location / {
        include proxy_params;
        proxy_pass http://unix:/run/gunicorn.sock;

In my, I have :

MEDIA_URL = '/media/'
MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'media')

Please help me if you know the answer to my problem.


You could just upload them with something like WinSCP via the SFT protocol.

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I don’t know if this answer will work after this much time. But it will be helpful for coming developers. By default nginx has limit of 1MB file upload. So, you have to change it according to your requirement… Steps:

  1. sudo systemctl stop nginx

  2. Open the nginx.conf file (path on linux /etc/nginx/nginx.conf)

  3. Add this line into your nginx.conf file client_max_body_size 20M; 20M means 20MB… 100M means 100MB…

  4. save file and start the nginx ‘sudo systemctl start nginx’