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I'm having a real problem with an HTML form when uploading large files, as of today. Yesterday, uploading a 5mb file with the form was not a problem (thanks to setting a couple php variables in .htaccess), but today the script always times out at 30 seconds.


So after talking to the help desk, who says it's on my end, I set up the most simple script possible at www.midsouthtalent.com/test.php but it still times out (this one at 60 seconds).


<form method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" action="/admin/test.php">

<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="14000000">

<p>Video 1:<br>

<input type="file" name="video1" class="form_textbox">

<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Update Artist" class="form_button"></p></form>


Any ideas as to why the thing times out? Feel free to try to upload a file around 8mb or larger--nothing is set to happen on execution of this text script.




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Have you increased the variable in the htaccess file to allow larger files?


The php variable, yes, and that was great until today.


php_value upload_max_filesize 15m

php_value post_max_size 40m

php_value max_execution_time 240

php_value max_input_time 240


Is that what you're referring to, Bruce?



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Yes, that was it. But I think if you try this it will work


php_value upload_max_filesize 15M

php_value max_execution_time 800


Note that the "M" is a capital letter and not lower case.


Same thing.... "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading" right at 60 seconds. In this case it's not really a php script--it doesn't have any php to it. I read about this happening when cgi has its own time limit set, but I have no clue if there's such a thing. I dunno....

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For reference purposes, I am in Southern MS, using Comcast cable internet and it timed out for me trying to upload a file called test.fib (8.8M) at 31.823 seconds.


You can refer the helpdesk to me, if they want to verify that it is not just you. My domain is http://semperphi.com

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