Through this simple tutorial, we will learn how you can increase the upload limit on a MySQL server.
Prerequisites for increasing the limits over MySQL server:
You must have root access to your server.
Customers using VPS, Dedicated or Cloud Servers, can change the default settings.
As a default setting, MySQL on a cPanel server imposes a 50MB upload limit for import. Any attempt to upload more than this would see the following error:
“file-name” has failed to upload due to an error – This file exceeds the maximum upload size for this site.
MySQL in cPanel uses the following php.ini file, which is located in
You can open the php.ini file using a text editor and change the values as shown below. Note that the value of post_max_size should be twice the upload_max_file size.
Change the following lines in the php.ini file:
post_max_size = 500MB memory_limit = 512 max_execution_time = 3600
Having made these changes, you must save the file. It may also be necessary to restart the MySQL server for changes to take effect.