Support » Fixing WordPress » Changed upload limits with php.ini, suddenly stopped working. Possible 3.5.1?

  • A year ago I added a php.ini file to three hosted wordpress installs and set my max file upload size to 100mb. I upload long podcasts, so this has been a necessity. Everything was working well for many months. I didn’t upload any large files during December or January, and when I tried to upload one today my file size limit has been dropped down to 7mb. What the what?

    I checked the php.ini files on all three sites. They were all still there and had the 100mb numbers in them. The only thing that I can think of that changed was I upgraded to wordpress 3.5.1. Is there anything in that install that would have negated my php.ini file? Has anybody else had this problem? My hosting service is Dreamhost, if that makes a difference.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Best guess, something has changed at your hosts’ end, so you could try contacting them about this. I’ve also tagged this topic for their attention. In the meantime, have a look at This might be a better solution long term – given the size of your file uploads.

    Thanks esmi. I have contacted my host company and I am anxiously awaiting a reply. I will check out the plugin as well.

    Mika Epstein


    DreamHost Rep

    jerodq – We may have moved your server as we close down our LAX data center. If your PHP.ini are still there, though, they should be respected.

    Make sure your domains are still using the right version of PHP and you didn’t switch between 5.2 and 5.3, as each one changes the file size a little differently.

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