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XF 1.5 There was a problem uploading your file.

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Brandon Sheley, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I'm working on a site that will have large images straight from a camera uploaded.. or at least that is the plan.
    This is xenforo: 1.5, this also happens in the post attachment as well. Maybe the thread should be moved somewhere else?


    This is what I've done so far.

    mod_security is disabled
    post_max_size - 200M
    max_execution_time - 300
    upload_max_filesize - 200M


    This is with godaddy hosting on a shared account if that matters.
    I'm open to suggestions, I've been tinkering with this a few hours now.

  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    What is the URL for the site you're working on? Is it your own site?
  3. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I can pm you the URL, it's not ready to go live yet.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Sure, thanks.
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  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member


    Also I forgot a few things I've tried.
    I disabled the flash uploaded and no changes, I didn't get the message above, the screen just keep spinning.

    I've also tried adding this to the .htaccess in the root to disable mod_security (which GD says wasn't enabled)

    <IfModule mod_security.c>
      SecFilterEngine Off
      SecFilterScanPOST Off
    I've also added this to the config file

    $config['maxImageResizePixelCount'] = 20000000;
    Thanks again for the help, I hope it's just something simple I've looked over. :)
  6. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Is it password protected directory? This can cause that issue.
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It isn't that, no.

    The cause seems to be some sort of server side timeout - the process fails with a 504 gateway error.
  8. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I just updated the PM, I didn't see a reply here yet.
    The images uploaded fine with vBulletin 4.2.2.. if that helps?
  9. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    You might want to check the PHP memory limit.

    In general, here's the rule of thumb for php memory settings

    memory_limit should be greater than post_max_size
    post_max_size should be greater than upload_max_filesize

    The reason for that rule of thumb is pretty obvious. Memory limit includes everything for the current process, including data. Post_max_size includes anything being posted with a message, upload, etc., including the file(s) being uploaded.
  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    @Floyd R Turbo was having trouble, also on a GoDaddy server @Brandon Sheley

    Indeed memory limit would be worth increasing, too.

    Interestingly, it wasn't changing these settings that worked, but apparently php.ini had some values - including post_max_size which were changed, and this fixed it. I appreciate you've already done that, but it might be worth checking WHM/cPanel to see if raising any of these values help.
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  11. andybond

    andybond Active Member

    in Cpanel there is an option for the file size upload. Its found under PHP settings in my CPanel + Host. Default is around 4mb . This sorted the very issue detailed here out for me.
  12. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    memory_limit - 128M
    post_max_size - 200M
    upload_max_filesize - 200M
    max_execution_time - 300

    The image we're trying to upload as a test is about 10MB

    The above settings shouldn't have any problem with the images IMO.

    We're on the hunt for better hosting ATM.. Thanks again everyone, thanks Chris for debugging and finding the gateway error.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015

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