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How to Increase PHP Upload Limit on a cPanel Server

By default, PhpMyAdmin in a cPanel server imposes an upload limit of 50MB. So, importing a SQL file larger than 50MB may time out. To increase the default upload limit, just follow these steps.

  1. First, log in with SSH and root.
  2. Next, search the path of php.ini (generally, it’s located in /usr/local/lib/php.ini).
  3. Search for upload_max_filesize and increase the value as per your requirements.

    *Note: You may also want to change the values of max_execution_time and memory_limit.

    upload_max_filesize = 250MB
    post_max_size = 500MB
    memory_limit = 512MB
    max_execution_time = 3600


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