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How to change file upload size limit in Nginx

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  • author: #alex

  • Nginx limits max file upload size to 1mb.
  • To increase that you need to set client_max_body_size param.
  • Example, for upload limit to be 10mb: client_max_body_size 10M;
  • In Beanstalk you can add this configuration via .ebextensions.


  • create a config file .ebextensions/upload_limit.config
  • code to increase file limit
    mode: "000644"
    owner: root
    group: root
    content: |
      # config for file upload  
      client_max_body_size 10M;
  • commit the code.
  • deploy