2 crucial steps to increase WordPress upload file size on Namecheap

Just discovered it takes 2 particular steps to change the WordPress settings on Namecheap’s web hosting, and it took me a while to find the answer. Hopefully this blog post will make it easier for you to find the answer here. By default, Namecheap allows for a maximum upload file size of 32MB.

Step #1 = create and edit a custom php.ini for your WordPress self-install

How to edit php.ini on shared servers

https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9314/2219/how-to-edit-phpini-on-shared-servers

And in that php.ini, either modify or add these lines (for 64MB max file upload size):

post_max_size 64M
upload_max_filesize 64M

Step #2 = update the .htaccess file to use that custom php.ini you just updated

SuPHP directive for php.ini on shared servers

https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9310

But, depending on your cPanel configuration (maybe?), you may not be able to view/edit a .htaccess file in the cPanel File Manager. I had to view/edit my .htaccess file via FTP. (cf. Web Hosting Tutorial: Uploading files for your website using FTP)

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One thought on “2 crucial steps to increase WordPress upload file size on Namecheap

  1. You can easily modify via cPanel too:

    cPanel > Software/Services > Select PHP Version > Switch To PHP Options (right side link)

    Find the last option (upload_max_filesize) and click on the number (e.g. 2MB), then change it to the desired value and save. 🙂

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