If you’ve seen a notice in your WordPress admin which complains about a low Max Upload Filesize then this page will help you understand more.
What is Max Upload File Size?
Max upload filesize is a server setting which defines how large a file can be uploaded to the server via the browser. This setting is set in several places, but ultimately is designed to restrict users uploading huge files which clog the system.
Why does it matter?
Unfortunately this can interfere with a web-based CRM.
If you’re running a LARGE CSV import, for example, there is a potential that the file size you’re trying to upload is larger than the maximum limit.
How do I increase the max file size limit?
There are several ways you can increase the value for this server setting. We recommend trying these in order.
1) Ask your host
Most hosting companies get asked this question all the time. Here’s what you need to copy & paste to them. If they say “no” or they tell you this isn’t possible, it’s likely they have a very low limit and may be a good reason to try a new host.
What to send to your host:
Hi, I’d like to increase the upload_max_filesize server setting for my website *YOURWEBSITEHERE* – Please can you set it to 192mb for this website.
2) HTACCESS File
To achieve this you’ll need to add or edit the .htaccess file at the root of your WordPress install, or domain and add the following line:
php_value upload_max_filesize 192mb