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why can't I change the max upload size in my php.ini file?

I’ve changed the php.ini to allow for larger uploads into my wordpress site, but it still isn’t working. How can I fix this?

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Hello,

You can create a php info file in order to check the current values and check which is the php.ini file in use. Create the following file in your public_hmtl folder - phpinfo.php and put the following code inside it:

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

You can also use the following command in order to find the location of the php.ini file:

php -i | grep php.ini

The output will be:

Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc/php/7.2/cli
Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php/7.2/cli/php.ini

Then check for the current value of upload_max_filesize you can also check which is the configuration file - php.ini that is currently used and apply the changes there (if the site using the global php.ini file and you change the values for these settings this will make the changes globally for all sites). Ideally you would like to have the following values:

upload_max_filesize = 200M

You also need to restart your web server in order the changes to take effect.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Be sure you edit the proper php.ini file. There is also a cli and cgi php configuration.

after saving changes, restart apache, php-fpm, or whatever is running your php stuff