The following tutorial may not work on shared hosting. If that is the case you need to contact your hosting provider.
Method One: Create or Edit an existing PHP.INI file
In most cases, if you are on a shared host, you will not see a php.ini file in your directory. If you do not see one, then create a file called php.ini and upload it in the root folder. In that file add the following code:
|upload_max_filesize = 64M
post_max_size = 64M
max_execution_time = 300
This method is reported to work for many users. Remember if 64 doesn’t work. Try 10MB (sometimes that works).
Method Two: htaccess Method
Some people have tried using the htaccess method where by modifying the .htaccess file in the root directory, you can increase the maximum upload size in WordPress. Open or create the .htaccess file in the root folder and add the following code:
| php_value upload_max_filesize 64M
php_value post_max_size 64M
php_value max_execution_time 300
php_value max_input_time 300
Again, it is important that we emphasize that if you are on a shared hosting package, then these techniques may not work. In that case, you would have to contact your web hosting provider to increase the limit for you. Some hosts completely turn down their users. I recommend that you use iPage. Their support folks are very helpful in these situations.