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I have edited /etc/php.ini and have inserted the following line of code to set the subject variable:

 upload_max_filesize = 20M

However, within a Joomla website on this host, the PHP Information screen says that this variable is set to only 2M. I have restarted Apache, then I restarted the machine, etc. Nothing seems to allow me to change this var. Installing some Joomla extensions requires this limit to be higher. Any ideas out there?

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A well-written question. Concise, and with relevant detail (i.e. tells what version of OS X, and references a specific config option in PHP by name. I Added 'code' formatting for easier readability. – gosmond Feb 23 '13 at 7:18

Have you modified the post_max_size too ?

post_max_size = 20M
upload_max_filesize = 20M

Check "PHP post_max_size overrides upload_max_filesize" here :

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