Fixing the "uploaded file may exceed the post_max_size directive in php.ini" error in Moodle
How to fix the "exceed the post_max_size directive" error
- Login to cPanel.
- Click the File Manager button in the Files section. If the Directory Selection window pops up, click the Go button.
- Navigate to the folder where your Moodle is installed and click the php.ini file. Then click the Code Editor button on top. If a Code Editor box pops up, click the Edit button.
- You will then see the php.ini code displayed. Locate the line starting with:
post_max_size(In my tests it was around line 374)
- Increase the value in the line, the size will differ based on what you are trying to accomplish. In my test it was set to 8MB, which I increased to 32M. The line looked like this when I was finished:
post_max_size = 32M
- Click the Save button, then refresh your web page. Test what you were doing again, and it should work without the exceed the post_max_size directive in php.ini error. If you still get the error, you may have to increase the value to a higher number, or make the php.ini file recursive.
Congratulations, now you know how to fix the "uploaded file may exceed the post_max_size directive in php.ini" error in Moodle!
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2014-08-02 5:56 am
You should also mention that the upload_max_filesize should be less than or equal to that of the post_max_size for it to work.