Protect content - 10M file size limit

Discussion in 'aMember Pro v.4' started by tobadmin, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. tobadmin

    tobadmin aMember Pro Customer

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    I have my php.ini file set to allow uploads of up to 50M but within amember (protect content -> Files -> New record) there's a limit of 10M. Is there any to increase this? A large amount of the content that I will be providing to my customers will be over 10M in size so I need to be able to increase this limit, or find some way around it.
  2. gswaim

    gswaim CGI-Central Partner

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    It is my understanding that this limit is pulled from "upload_max_filesize". I am not a server expert but I think there are server-wide limitations placed on some shared hosting accounts.

    I do know that protection for Amazon S3 files is on the Road Map for 4.2

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  3. tobadmin

    tobadmin aMember Pro Customer

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    When I first installed amember the upload_max_filesize was set to 2m, so I couldn't even upload pdf files because of that limit. I had my webhost increase it to 50m (see image 1) and I was able to upload the pdf files that I wanted to upload. I updated amember today (version 4.1.7) and I was going to upload a mp3 meditation file... that's when I noticed that amember now says 10m is the file size limit (see image 2) but my php setting is still 50m.

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  4. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

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    There is also post_max_size variable in php.ini, which must be slightly higher than
    upload_max_filesize.

    Another problem is that you cannot effectively share such a big files within a PHP script.
    In case of 20-50MB files, it is better to protect a folder with these files by new-rewrite (aMember Cp -> Protect Content -> Folders) and post direct links to these files somewhere (for example at aMember Cp -> Protect Content -> Links ). It is longer to configure, but will work better.
  5. tobadmin

    tobadmin aMember Pro Customer

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    Thank you for the information and suggestion, Alex. I will try the method you suggested.
  6. hvidigaljr

    hvidigaljr New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm having problems with Folder protected content. I simply cannot access the files. I've put all my files under a folder, and protected it. Then I created a page and inserted the links for the protected files (files that are under protected folder). But I simply cannot access any of the files.

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