One old saying which we all have heard somewhere in our life “A picture is worth a thousand words“.
Medias such as images, videos and audios play an important part in your online presence. Your website is truly incomplete if you are just missing them. In order to build and develop connections with your customers, you need to convey your message in the form of images, audios or even videos and doing this, will definitely boost up your trust and relationship.
As far as I know, most web hosting companies set up their default media uploading size to 2 MB. This makes it a little bit tricky and fussy to upload huge images and videos to your blog.
Just after you have installed WordPress on your hosting account, now it’s time to create a perfect blog. You will need to upload some images, some videos to portrait your imagination on the web through your blog and here we go. . 🙂
Step Guide On How To Increase File Upload Size On WordPress:
Here, In this blog post I am going to attach a short video at the end hoping that it will help you too.
The first thing you need to do is login to your WordPress dashboard and head over to Media → Library → Add New.
Here, you will get an overview of the maximum size of files which you can upload to your WordPress blog.
In my case, it’s no more than 2 MB but I need to increase the uploading size to 50 MB so that, I can upload larger files much easily.
Now, you need to log in to your cPanel, If you are unaware about cPanel or control panel then let me give you a quick overview of what it is.
Control Panel is the place where you manage all the technical aspects regarding your website.
Disk usage, Bandwidth, RAM, CPU etc are all monitored and maintained from the cPanel. When you purchase your web-hosting, you receive an e-mail regarding your cPanel username and password.
Type in those credentials by visiting www.yourdomain.com/cpanel in the browser and you will be inside your cPanel.
Scroll down, search and click on File Manager which I have highlighted in the image below.
Now, File manager opens.
On the left hand side, search and click on public_html folder and once it has opened, search for php.ini file.
There are chances that you won’t be getting the php.ini file, because most hosting providers do not provide it and hopefully you need to create one for yourself.
In the public_html folder, click on file on left hand top corner.
Enter your new file name php.ini and click create new file.
You have successfully created a new file php.ini in the public_html folder.
Right click on the newly created php.ini file, get inside it and continue to edit it.
A new window opens, where you can insert or type your codes.
Below I am sharing the codes which you copy directly into the newly created php.ini file for upgrading your maximum storage to 50 MB.
upload_max_filesize = 50M post_max_size = 50M max_execution_time = 300
That’s it !
Save your edited file, logout from your dashboard. As you re-login to your dashboard, your maximum upload size will be increased to 50 MB 🙂
Happy uploading !!
If you are unable to understand the textual portion, You can watch out the video below for more detailed information.
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