Web hosts, a word on upload_max_filesize and post_max_size

From WordPress installs hosted at various places, I’ve tried to upload a modest 48 second video shot on a Nexus 5. This is what I usually see:

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Can upload_max_filesize and post_max_size be set to accommodate a one minute video shot on a modern phone, at the very least?

And, WordPress, let’s make this message less of a dead end. It’s frustrating as hell to do something as natural as upload a short video and get this red-stained too bad.


5 thoughts on “Web hosts, a word on upload_max_filesize and post_max_size

  1. Something I might do in response to getting that error is edit down the video to fit, but I have no information on what the size and time limits are.

  2. Wow, cPanel’s solution is to have you manually edit the php.ini file? That seems pretty rough. I know it’s more of a workaround than a solution, but I always tell people to use Vimeo if want quality and YouTube if they want the “social” aspect, and embed them on WordPress. My reasons that I give:
    1) Uploading a large video is a pain (shouldn’t be but is)
    2) Serving a large video can quickly hit bandwidth caps. if any video gets popular, you’re likely NOT in the situation to handle that
    3) Video encoding is a pain in the butt. Getting a video to play on Mac, PC, android, iPhone, etc is tough. The best solution is usually to serve different videos, which these services do.

    It does seem like something that WordPress and hosts could be better at though.

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