client intended to send too large body, unable to upload images

How to fix client intended to send too large body error in Nginx

First you need to edit the /etc/nginx/nginx.conf file by typing the vi command:
$ sudo vi /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
In http (server/location) section add the following directive to set the maximum allowed size in 10MB:
client_max_body_size 10M;


Test nginx configuration for error

Run the following command:
$ sudo nginx -t
Sample outputs:

nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful

If no error means, restart the nginx web server.
$ sudo systemctl reload nginx
$ sudo service nginx reload
Verify configuration by uploading a large file. Make sure you watch nginx error log too:
$ sudo tail -f /var/log/nginx/error.log


How to configure php to accept upload upto 10MB

Edit your php.ini file and make sure the following two line present in it:
$ sudo vi /etc/php.ini
Append or edit as follows:


Save and close the file. Restart your Nginx PHP-fpm service:
$ sudo systemctl start php-fpm
$ sudo /etc/init.d/php-fpm restart
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/php-fpm restart

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