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How can we increase file upload limits on GoDaddy hosting?

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We’re having trouble with larger file uploads. How do we increase the maximum file size limit for uploads on GoDaddy?


The client is having trouble with file uploads when the files are large. They need to increase file upload limits on GoDaddy hosting.

How can we increase file upload limits on GoDaddy hosting?

If you’re using GoDaddy hosting and want to increase your upload limits, there are several ways to increase that max file size up to 1GB!

Below are GoDaddy’s default limits for basic hosting plans:

cPanel – default limit: 32MB; max upload limit: 128MB
Plesk – default limit: 10MB; max upload limit: 2GB
Web – default limit: 32MB; max upload limit: 128MB
Classic – default limit: 32MB; max upload limit: 64MB
Managed WordPress – default limit:100MB; max upload limit: 192MB

The upload limit does not guarantee an upload will complete on the GoDaddy network — only that it isn’t rejected by the server. Uploads beneath the upload limit can still fail.

How to easily increase the max upload and post limit for your GoDaddy site:

To increase File Upload Limits on a shared hosting at GoDaddy, the best option is to modify the php.ini (a settings file for PHP). First, locate the php.ini file and open it. Increase the values of ‘upload_max_filesize’ to set the maximum allowed size for uploaded files and ‘post_max_size’ which is used to determine max size of data that can be submitted via POST method. Save your changes and restart the Apache web server for them to take effect.

GoDaddy hosting users can also increase File Upload Limits following these steps: Log in to your account, select the hosting plan from ‘My Products’ and click on ‘cPanel Admin’. Go to the ‘Software’ section and select the MultiPHP INI Editor option. From there you will be able to edit php.ini settings like upload_max_filesize and post_max_size. Save changes afterwards for them to take effect.

Making effective use of the GoDaddy control panel can be a little challenging.

Code to increase upload limits on GoDaddy hosting

To change the limitation, edit or add the following values in your PHP initialization file:

file_uploads = On
post_max_size = 256M
upload_max_filesize = 256M

The above settings change your PHP upload limit, allowing you to upload files up to 256MB in size. Setting the PHP upload limit higher than the Max listed above will force the setting to use the default upload limit instead.

If you’re trying to upload files larger than the file upload limit set by GoDaddy, you can try some of these things, but depending on the specific account/plan you’re on, you’re likely to find success with one of the methods we’re describing.

Can we use a plugin to increase file size upload limits on GoDaddy?

Yes! You can. GoDaddy officially recommends this method to many clients. It may not be the most straightforward method for increasing file size limits, but it can do the trick quickly.

  • Increase Maximum Upload File Size | Increase Execution Time By CodePopular
  • Big File Uploads – Increase Maximum File Upload Size By Infinite Uploads
  • Upload Larger Plugins By David Anderson

Explore more plugins for increasing max file upload size and workaround this limitation.

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