linux – php.ini changes but not effective in ubuntu-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I want change the limit of php upload file’s size
And this is some information of my phpinfo.

Configuration File (php.ini) Path   /etc/php5/apache2
Loaded Configuration File   /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

And this is the content of my php.ini file:

upload_max_filesize = 50M
post_max_size = 50M
memory_limit = 128M

Then i restart apache2,but the phpinfo show is also:

upload_max_filesize 2M
How to solve:

I have solved my question.
there is a syntax error in php.ini in line 109,so the next all syntax not excute


There is a good chance you didn’t have permissions to modify the php.ini file. If you just browse to it via a normal folder window and click it Gedit (or whatever your default text editor is) won’t be able to open it with write permissions.

You should be able to get away by sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini (then your password at the prompt) then changing the variables. Then be sure to Write Out (CTRL O) or make sure you confirm the save on exit.


For anyone wondering why the php.ini modification is not applied even after all directives are fine and restarting the apache on ubuntu, try restarting apache with sudo

sudo service apache2 restart


I have the same problem and this solve it
I have foound php.ini inside folder /etc/php5/cli/php.ini I make changes to it

and restart apache sudo apache2ctl restart

I have already change /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini and restart apache by using sudo service apache2 restart but symfony doesn’t see changes

I write it , it may help anyone


here is how i solved this issue on ubuntu after about 3 hours of debuging (PHP 7)


1) run phpinfo() function and observe where the loaded php configuration file (php.ini) is

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2) cd into that directory and update it to the new values

3) reboot your server

4) it works !!


I use over ubuntu 14.10 the command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart


I too had the same problem but then found that root permission is needed to edit php.ini file so just opened the terminal and wrote the following

gksudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

and it perfectly worked!!

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