Knowledge Base
MilesWeb / cPanel

How to Enable File Uploads in cPanel?

Approx. read time : 3 min

Watch this video for a step by step process on how to enable file uploads in cPanel

Steps to enable file uploads in cPanel:

  • Login to cPanel.
  • Navigate tothe Software section and click on MultiPHP INI Editor.
  • Click on Editor mode.
  • Now, select a domain from this drop-down list.
  • Add this code file_uploads = On at the end of your existing code.
  • Click on Save to save this file.

Steps to create phpinfo file to get the PHP modules for your domain:

  • On the cPanel dashboard, click on File Manager from the FILES section
  • Now, click on the public_html file.
  • To create a new file, click on File.
  • In the New File Name textbox, enter the file name with .php extension. In our case, we have entered the info.php name.
  • Click on Create New File.
  • As you can see the info.php file is created.
  • Now, right-click on the info.php file and select the Edit option.
  • After clicking on the Edit option, one dialogue box appears on the screen which will ask you for Character Encoding.
  • If you donโ€™t want to select any Character Encoding option then click on the Edit button.
  • After clicking on the Edit button, a new window appears in which you need to add this code

and click on the Save Changes button to save this file.

  • Now browse this URL http://domainname/filename.php
  • In our case, the URL is this
  • Navigate to the Core section and you can see the file_uploads is On for Local Value as well as for Master Value.

In this way, you can enable file uploads in cPanel.

Gandhar Kulkarni
Gandhar is a marketing professional at MilesWeb. He is passionate about exploring and writing technical articles related to web hosting and digital marketing. Also, he has over four years of experience in digital marketing. Besides content writing, he tries to engage an online audience through YouTube video tutorials and social media activities.