Modify the PHP file upload limit

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Follow the steps below:

  • Modify the following options in the installdir/php/php.ini file (Windows) or the installdir/php/etc/php.ini file (Linux and Mac OS X) to increase the allowed size for uploads:

      ; Maximum size of POST data that PHP will accept.
      post_max_size = 16M
      ; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
      upload_max_filesize = 16M
  • If the default Web server configuration limits are too low for the file sizes you plan to upload, you can also increase those limits in the installdir/apache2/conf/httpd.conf file, by setting the LimitRequestBody parameter to a new value in bytes, as shown below:

      LimitRequestBody 16384
  • Restart the servers for the changes to take effect.

      $ sudo installdir/ restart
Last modification September 28, 2021