Laravel file uploads limits
Nav • August 23, 2020laravel
Over the years, Laravel file uploads have gotten so simple that most of the time they just work. Livewire has also added file uploads to its api. However there are some issues that can pop up when dealing server limits, write permissions and some other edge cases.
Most common issue is the setting in php.ini file. These are very simple to update. Start by checking the current limits.
Lets check the maximum upload file size:
php -i | egrep -i '^(upload_max_filesize|post_max_size)'
This will produce the following output:
/* post_max_size => 5M => 5M upload_max_filesize => 5M => 5M ... */
We want to update two settings,
post_max_size. A good starting point is up the limit to 200MB.
Start by checking the location of your php.ini.
php -i | grep 'Loaded Configuration File'
/* Output: Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php/7.4/cli/php.ini */
/etc/php/7.4/cli/php.ini in your choice of editor.
Update the two settings to:
upload_max_filesize = 200M post_max_size = 200M
Restart Apache for the settings to take effect.
sudo systemctl restart apache2
There have been times that updating the php.ini settings isn't enough. Next to update is the
In a laravel project, this is located in
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> tag add the following:
# Handle file upload size php_value post_max_size 200M php_value upload_max_filesize 200M php_value max_execution_time 6000000
Also, be sure the file contains
RewriteEngine On. In a laravel project that is usually set.
Between php.ini and .htaccess updates, you should now be able to upload larger files.