Uploadig large files

Is there any limitation as to the size of the uploaded files?
I can’t upload 12MB file being logged in as an author nor journal editor.

We are using OJS 2.4.8

Thank you for help

First check your upload_max_filesize and post_max_size in your PHP configuration.

Another less likely restriction is the LimitRequestBody Apache directive.

I have tried to change the etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini file to larger settings per link above (Change Maximum upload file size) - (upload of 1G and max of 1G) but every time I do that I get a ‘Can’t open file to write’ Error when I try to overwrite…

I’m sure this is an easy fix but I have tried searching on other sites and cannot seem to figure this out - any assistance would be appreciated.

This file is likely writable only to the root user. If you have sudo privileges, you will be able to escalate your access to change the file. Otherwise, you will need to ask for assistance from your hosting provider or system administrator; or, you may be able to override the directives via a .htaccess or a local php configuration file.

Very helpful. Thanks!