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How To Change Your WordPress Upload Limit
Jamie G. avatar
Written by Jamie G.
Updated over a week ago

We try to make things as easy as possible for our customers here at Name Hero.

Specifically, we've optimized our entire managed cloud for WordPress to allow both our Basic and Reseller Hosting customers that ability to create and manage there sites without all the guesswork of some other web hosts.

In years past, customers had to create custom php.ini files in order to modify their WordPress upload limit, change their PHP version, and increase their memory limit.

For some WordPress beginners this can be very confusing. Heck, I've been doing this for almost two-decades and I think it's a pain to setup a custom php.ini file!

We've simplified this process by introducing PHP selector into all cPanel accounts.

If you're attempting to upload files on your new WordPress theme or are getting errors that you need to increase your upload size or memory limit, they can easily be solved by following these directions:

  1. Login to cPanel

  2. Click Select PHP Version

  3. From the drop-down menu, select 5.5 (if you're wanting to keep default) and click Set as current

  4. Once this has been selected you'll notice a new link on the left that says Switch To PHP Options, click on that.

  5. From here, you can edit any values to best meet your WordPress installation:

Increase WordPress Upload Limit

Once you edit the values, make sure you click Save so they will take effect.

If you want to double check to make sure everything is in order, you can do so by creating a PHP info file.

To do this, upload a file in your home public_html directory called info.php. Inside of it, put this text:

<?php // Show all information, defaults to INFO_ALL phpinfo(); ?>

You can then navigate to and verify all the settings took effect.

I also filmed a short video that explains how the PHP selector works in a bit more detail:

While we try to make this process as painless and easy as possible, you're always free to reach out to our Heroic Support team for further clarification!

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