Increasing Owncloud's Upload Size Tutorial Video

  • Posted on: 2 May 2015
  • By: Hank

Hello everyone! This is another one of those notepad tutorials. This is the script from the video above
However, I am going to make it sweet and to the point as much
as I can. 

Lets increase owncloud's max upload size
we are going to look for:

in .htaccess we are going to change:
php_value upload_max_filesize = 16G
php_value post_max_size = 16G

in our php.ini file we are going to change:
upload_max_filesize = 16G
post_max_size = 16G
output_buffering = 0

to find our php.ini file we are going to create a 
phpinfo.php file with the contents of 

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

always remember to make a backup!!
I speak from personal experience!

I already changed my file but I will show you where to change yours

I changed the file upload size from 750Gbs to 1000 to show you that 
this does actually work
there is one little glitch that is actually a nice tool 
if you enter say 2000Gbs but you only have 600Gbs available it will
just show the Gigs that you have available.

either way lets try this again.
As you can see the max upload is not 1000Gbs rather it is 851.3, or the space I have 
Now we should be able to upload files up to that size if the browser supports such 
large uploads
however, although you can theoretically have terabytes of space
most browsers cannot take more than 16gbs at a time
you may want to use another protocol for anything larger.
anyway lets try uploading an iso file
*or for the first time
lets restart apache2
ok time for the moment of truth!

it is important to note that the server I am uploading to is 15 feet behind me so I can 
achieve very high network speeds 

I also have a shared hosting server and it takes much longer or will not upload the files
if they are over like 2 gigs
but if we glance back to the chrome window we can see that both isos are there
I hope this helped!
If you have problems please leave a comment and if you like the video then just click the 
little thumbs up. 

or if you want to post your response the my website that works too
simply visit and visit the forums or tutorials section and login with a google 
account and then start posting comments and new tips to help out others.

Thanks for your time and putting up with my slow typing!
have a great day!.

Congrats you are all done! enjoy uploading bigger files!
Please note that if you are using shared hosting some hosting companies 
block access to your php.ini file in /etc/..... so what you
can do is make a php.ini file in your webroot directory and 
all of the changes should still apply!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please comment
either on youtube or on my website, under the section for this tutorial
the link will be provided in the description

Thanks for watching and have a great day!