How to Increase PHP Upload Limit on cPanel ?

Increasing the PHP upload limit on a cPanel server involves adjusting certain settings either through the cPanel interface or by directly editing configuration files. Here's how you can do it:

Method 1: Using cPanel Interface

  1. Log in to cPanel: Log in to your cPanel account using your credentials.

  2. Navigate to "Select PHP Version": Look for the "Select PHP Version" icon within the "Software" section of cPanel and click on it.

  3. Click on Options Tab and Adjust PHP Settings:

    • Find the "upload_max_filesize" setting.
    • Increase its value to your desired limit. For example, set it to "64M" for a 64MB limit.
    • Optionally, you can also increase "post_max_size" to ensure it's higher than "upload_max_filesize".
  4. Save Changes: After making the necessary adjustments, click on the "Apply" button to save the changes.

  5. Verify Changes: Verify that the changes have taken effect by uploading a file through your PHP script.


Method 3: Editing .htaccess File

  1. Access File Manager: Follow steps 1 and 2 from Method 2 to access the File Manager in cPanel.

  2. Locate .htaccess File: Look for the .htaccess file in the root directory of your website. If it's not there, you may need to create one.

  3. Edit .htaccess File: Right-click on the .htaccess file and select "Edit" or "Code Edit".

  4. Add PHP Settings:

    php_value upload_max_filesize 64M
    php_value post_max_size 64M


  • Save Changes: After adding these lines, save the .htaccess file.

  • Verify Changes: Test the upload functionality on your website to confirm that the new upload limit is applied.


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