Increase upload size for Nginx, php-fpm and WordPress

Posted 17 June, 2018

In order to increase the size of files you can upload in WordPress, we need to adapt the software powering the software.

Let’s begin with PHP, I use Nginx + php-fpm to run PHP, so I need to edit

/etc/php.ini

on line 799, upload_max_filesize determines the maximum allowed size a PHP file will accept for upload.

upload_max_filesize = 2M

This should not be to big, but a few megabytes will work just fine. I increased this to 10M (~10MB)

After that its time to update Nginx to allow larger upload body’s, this I already had an error documented in the past. So in short :

/etc/nginx/nginx.conf

add after the

http {

# increase upload size to 10MB
client_max_body_size 10M;

Once that is done, just restart Nginx and php-fpm.

systemctl restart nginx
systemctl restart php-fpm

And voila



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