How To Increase Your Upload_Max_Filesize

From time to time, a client will run into the following error when using a PHP application to upload a file. This is common when using WordPress to install a theme or plugin.

Upload_Max_Filesize exceeded.

Fortunately this error message is easy to fix. Here's how!

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click on the MultiPHP INI Editor icon in the Software section of cPanel.
  3. Select a location. This is typically going to be the main domain name of your website.
  4. Look for the "upload_max_filesize" PHP Directive. To the right of that directive is a text box with a numerical value of 2M or higher. Change that value to a number that exceeds the filesize of the file that you are having problems uploading. Make sure you have 'M' at the end of the number. M stands for megabytes.
  5. Click the Apply button.

It's that easy. Now you should be able to upload the file that was previously generating the error message. If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us via our support ticket system.

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