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Increase Upload Speed

Dave S 5 months ago • updated by Vlad R 3 weeks ago 5

Is there a specific line to increase upload speed?


I have 150Mbps UP and Down... but uploads have not been affected. 


With this gain in speed, it would be advantageous to have the ability to increase the UPLOAD speed when uploading from my desktop to the server through filerun. 

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The transfer speeds to and from a FileRun installation depends mainly on your network connection.

Other factors that can affect upload speed is the speed of your server's disk (as upload go through a copy process from one location to another), and for large uploads there is also the configured "upload_max_filesize" and "post_max_size" which both dictate the size of the chunks larger files are uploaded via (the more chunks, the longer the total upload time - note that transfer speed per chunk is not affected).

Thank you for the reply. 


How would I implement the "upload_max_filesize" and "post_max_size"? I could give this a try and see if it helps. 



Those are standard settings which you will find in your server's main "php.ini" configuration file. Your server administrator should help you find its location. Accessing with the URL of a ".php" file that has the following code "<?php phpinfo();" inside should also provide information on your PHP configuration and the location of the ini files.

I found uploading big files (100-250MB) faster through cPanel File Manager compare with Filerun Dashboard. Is there a way to increase upload speed further? 

I have "upload_max_filesize" and "post_max_size" both 128MB. 

It is technically impossible for the data to move from your computer to the server at different rates using the exact same network protocol. Perhaps there is something else that makes it look like the transfer is slower, such as:

- e-mail notifications being sent at the end of the transfer

- the server running an antivirus on the file's data

- the PHP temporary upload folder is on a different drive, making the move slow

- your mentioned configuration has the files uploaded by FileRun in 128 MB chunks. The more chunks, the more overhead, adding to the total upload time.