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How to increase the Upload Max FileSize limit in cPanel

If you are a webmaster, then you must have faced the upload max filesize error especially for WordPress. Most web host providers set limits to this value for running web apps and PHP scripts. When The uploaded file exceeds the limit provided in PHP.ini, the servers shows an error. But the solution for this error can be done with pretty easy steps. Let’s dig in!

Step 1: Log in to cPanel Account with your username and password. Usually it’s on 2083 Port. https://yourdomain.com:2083 or https://yourdomain.com/cpanel. In some hosts you can access cPanel by clicking a link given in the hosting account.

Login to cPanel with Username and Password
Login to cPanel via link in Hosting Account

Step 2: Lookout for Heading named SOFTWARE section, then Select PHP Version. Alternatively you can search for PHP in the search box and find Select PHP Version.

Search for Select PHP Version
PHP Selector
The PHP Selector is a feature of cPanel. It may not be enabled
by your Host Provider. If it's missing you ask your Host Provider.  

Step 3 : After going into Select PHP Version page, go to Options Menu.

PHP Selector

Step 4: Then Locate the upload_max_filesize and click on the value to edit. For reference you can check your Script or Plugin documentation for the required limit.

Upload_max_filesize Limit
In order for the new value to work, this should be at least 
the same as the post_max_size value. Which Can be found on the same page. 

Step 5 : If the selection is successful, you will see a green box with a message confirming your settings are applied.

This is how you can increase the Upload Max FileSize limit in cPanel

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