How to Increase Media File Maximum Upload Size in WordPress?


WordPress offers various themes and plugins that enable you to build just any type of website. WordPress covers all types of websites right from ecommerce to a simple blog. But while selecting a web hosting provider for WordPress, it is important to consider security, performance, and support at first.

In case you are building a WordPress website, hosting a portfolio with a video hosting site with a single media file size of GB or large image files, you won’t be able to upload media files that are larger than 25 MB (in maximum cases).

The most common and untimely occurring error is 500 Internal Server error and users immediately search on the ways to get their WordPress website online.

Basically, the maximum file size that you can upload in WordPress ranges from 2MB to 150MB based on the settings of your web hosting provider given by default.

For checking the current max upload size limit in your WordPress site, go to WP Admin → Media → Add New. The current max upload size will be seen on the bottom as shown in the screenshot.

In case the current max upload limit meets your requirement, you can leave it as it is. But if it doesn’t then don’t worry, there are several ways the max upload size in WordPress can be increased. Below are the ways in this tutorial.

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