What is the best way to increase the max file size in wordpress?

Posted April 24, 2015 6.1k views

Okay, I hope someone can help me out because I am out of ideas.

I need to increase the max file size on my wordpress website using the Digital Oceans console. I’ve changed the max file size using both the: sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini command and the: sudo vim /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini command. All those managed to do is increase the max file size from 2M to 8M which, while is an increase, isn’t enough for the files I need for my site.

Is there something I’m missing, or something else I can do in order to increase the file size? I don’t have access to filezilla or anything like that so everything needs to be done through the Digital Ocean console.

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Which web server you are using?

For php.ini
You should look for 2 config option post_max_size upload_max_filesize

For apache (/etc/apache/sites-available/[yousite]):
Check for LimitRequestBody directive (in bytes, 0 means unlimited)

For nginx, /etc/nginx/nginx.conf http block
Check for client_max_body_size
You should also check you site config files to ensure it is not overrided by in server & locatin block.

Hope this help.