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How to increase the max_file_uploads limit in cPanel

There are certain scenarios when you may be asked to make changes to your PHP configuration. Specifically, you may be directed to edit a file on your server called php.ini, and to increase the max_file_uploads limit.

max_file_uploads is a setting managed through the PHP Options which sets the maximum number of files that can be uploaded at a time.

While do not allow direct changes to PHP.ini on our servers. However, PHP configuration changes can be made from cPanel by following these steps:

1) Log into cPanel.

2) Look for the SOFTWARE section and click on Select PHP version

PHP Selector

The PHP Selector is not included by default in cPanel and might be missing from your account if you are hosting with a different web host. All ChemiCloud customers should see the Select PHP Version section in their hosting account’s cPanel.

cPanel > Software > Select PHP Version
cPanel > Software > Select PHP Version

3) In the new window click on the Switch To PHP Options link.

cPanel PHP Options
Select PHP Version > Switch to PHP Options

4) Here you can locate the max_file_uploads and click on the value.

A dropdown menu or text input box will appear, allowing you to change the value as required. Check your script, plugin, or theme’s documentation (or an on-screen error message) to find the correct value.

5) Once you’ll do any change, please do a left-hand side click anywhere outside the dropdown or text input box. If the change was successful, you will see a green box with a message which will confirm that the change has been applied.

That’s all! Now you know how to increase the maximum number of files that can be uploaded at a time.

For further questions, or if you need help, please open a support ticket from your Lab’s Dashboard.

Updated on October 18, 2019

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