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The Core HTTP Module in Nginx

Jul 11, 2011, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dipankar Sarkar)

[ Thanks to Naheed for this link. ]

"Increasing the size of uploaded files: Usually when you are running a site where the user uploads a lot of files, you will see that when they upload a file which is more than 1MB in size you get an Nginx error stating, "Request entity too Large" (413), as shown in the following screenshot. We will look at how Nginx can be configured to handle larger uploads.

"How to do it... This is controlled by one simple part of the Nginx configuration. You can simply paste this in the server part of the Nginx configuration:

"client_max_body_size 100M; # M stands for megabytes

"This preceding configuration will allow you to upload a 100 megabyte file. Anything more than that, and you will receive a 413. You can set this to any value which is less than the available disk space to Nginx, which is primarily because Nginx downloads the file to a temporary location before forwarding it to the backend application."

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