I was working on adding some fancy media content for one of my customers, and WordPress gave me this error:
EPIC FAIL. This file is too big. The maximum upload size for your server is 2M.
Ok, I added the fail. It wasn’t WordPress!
Did some research and found this simple and easy solution to increase the limit that should work on a shared host as well:
- Login to your web server
- Find the root folder for wordpress (where all the good stuff is)
- Edit .htaccess file (or create one if it doesn’t exist)
- Add following lines to the file
php_value max_input_time 250 php_value max_execution_time 250 php_value upload_max_filesize 15M php_value post_max_size 15M
- Save the file
- This should allow you to post decent size files, and give you enough time for processing without server timing you out.
Let me know if this works for you!