Okay guys, here's the deal. I know this has been addressed before in previous threads, but it has not been solved, at least for me.
I have worked with my web host to increase my upload attachment limit in php, utilizing a modified php.ini file. It works fine and when I do a check of the php info page for my server, it reflects 20 mb (which is what I increased it to).
Now, I have also worked to get phpBB 3.0 to recognize this new limit. It was not recognizing it after putting my php.ini file in my public_html folder. I found some info on the Net and basically, it was stated that this php.ini file has to be in every folder where there is a script associated with attachments. I did this and when I look at the php information page within the ACP of phpBB, it now reflects 20 mb as well.
The problem is, I tried attaching a file that was just bigger than the usual 2 mb limit (I think it was like 2.3 mb total size). The upload failed and I got this error message (see below graphic):
Notice that the error message reflects the 20 mb limit as well. My question is... WTF? Why is the attachment of 2.3 mb failing when all indications tell me that I have a 20 mb limit set?
If anybody can help me solve this issue, I will be eternally grateful. I am looking to offer file downloads of larger than 2 mb, via my forum. This will obviously not be possible unless I can figure out what the heck is going on here. All I can say is this is VERY frustrating indeed. The whole thing seems senseless to me.
Thanks a million for any replies.