At Kinsta, we set the uploaded file size limit to 128MB, which is quite large for a single file.

Max Upload File Size for WordPress

If you’re trying to upload a file to your WordPress site and see either of the following error messages, that means that your file is larger than 128MB:

  • “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.”
  • “file_name exceeds the maximum upload size for this site.”

To request an increase in the allowed size beyond the default 128 MB limit, you can open a chat with our Support team from within MyKinsta.

Max Upload File Size for WordPress Multisite

In a WordPress Multisite Network, you can set the max upload file size for the subsites in the WordPress Network Admin. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to Settings > Network Settings. Scroll down to the Upload Settings section.

To increase the max upload file size for your network’s subsites beyond the 1500KB (~1.5MB) default, enter the new value in the Max upload file size field and click the Save Changes button.