How to increase the maximum file upload size in WordPress.

Increase Wordpress Memory Tutorial
Increase Wordpress Memory Tutorial

When working on on WordPress site one of the most common speed humps users encounter are the errors when trying to upload themes, import demo data or even installing larger plugins.

These errors are usually caused by insufficient memory set in the PHP configuration. There is a simple process to overcome this on GSVR hosting accounts. Just follow this tutorial and never worry about timeouts again.

Step 1 – Login to your member’s area and click on the service – eg.
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Step 2 – Click on “File Manager”
Wordpress Guide - Increase maximum memory

A new window will open up with all the files on your server. Double click on Public_html

Wordpress Guide - Increase maximum memory

Step 4 – Click on “Settings” in the top right corner.
Wordpress Guide - Increase maximum memory

Click “Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)

Step 5 – Select .htaccess and click “Edit”
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Step 6 – Paste in the following code exactly how you see it below. (Just before the # END WordPress line)
php_value upload_max_filesize 64M
php_value post_max_size 128M
php_value memory_limit 128M
php_value max_execution_time 180
php_value max_input_time 180

This will ensure you will have no limitations. If you are still experiencing issues please contact us via our support ticket page.

Wordpress Guide - Increase maximum memory
Save the file and exit the file manager. You can check to see if your changes have taken effect by going into WordPress and looking at the Media Library upload section within WordPress.