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There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby envisageBLUE » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:39 am

Hi

I'm getting this error "There was an error uploading this file to the server." while working on my local host.

I get this error when I'm trying to install anynew template, during upload.

I've checked the configuration file and all seems to be OK.

Any ideas anyone?

Cheers for your help
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby bnecom » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:08 am

Did you find a fix to this, I am having the same problem and have tried everything.

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby envisageBLUE » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:29 am

No, still having the same problem.

Not sure what to do... still wiaiting.

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby fmmarzoa » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:24 pm

There may be the template file is not compatible with your version of Joomla. If you give more information -as which are those template(s) exactly and which version of Joomla are you using- perhaps someone can help you. Good luck! ;)

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby chac416 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:11 pm

i have the same problem... any solution?
I believe it has to do with the server.... things were fine using the old shared hosting, but not with the new dedicated sever...
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby js-15084 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:04 am

While i am working on my local host i got an error that there was an error uploading this file to the server. I got this error when i am installing a new template, during upload. I have checked the configuration of file and all seems to be correct.
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby EEjoomla » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:17 am

The most common reason for this problem is that the File you have uploaded is too big.
The File Size Upload Limit on your Server is set too low to allow larger files to be uploaded. By
default PHP allows files up to 2 MB, but you can set to 4 MB to get rid of this error.

If you have access to the php.ini, then change the directive upload_max_filesize to "4M"
and reload the server configuration.

If you are running PHP in CGI mode on Apache, you can place an .htaccess file in your
Joomla! root directory and place the following code inside:

php_value upload_max_filesize 4M

This will solve the problem

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby jessiered » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:47 am

EEjoomla wrote:The most common reason for this problem is that the File you have uploaded is too big.
The File Size Upload Limit on your Server is set too low to allow larger files to be uploaded. By
default PHP allows files up to 2 MB, but you can set to 4 MB to get rid of this error.

If you have access to the php.ini, then change the directive upload_max_filesize to "4M"
and reload the server configuration.

If you are running PHP in CGI mode on Apache, you can place an .htaccess file in your
Joomla! root directory and place the following code inside:

php_value upload_max_filesize 4M

This will solve the problem
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby jessiered » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:49 am

Hi in what section on the php.ini can I find the Upload_max_filesize to "4M"

Thanks in advance?
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby jessiered » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:51 am

Like how will I put it inside .htaccess
The inside file of .htaccess in not really readable.
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby jessiered » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:01 am

EEjoomla wrote:The most common reason for this problem is that the File you have uploaded is too big.
The File Size Upload Limit on your Server is set too low to allow larger files to be uploaded. By
default PHP allows files up to 2 MB, but you can set to 4 MB to get rid of this error.

If you have access to the php.ini, then change the directive upload_max_filesize to "4M"
and reload the server configuration.

If you are running PHP in CGI mode on Apache, you can place an .htaccess file in your
Joomla! root directory and place the following code inside:

php_value upload_max_filesize 4M

This will solve the problem
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby jessiered » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:02 am

Can this be it or not:

; Maximum size of POST data that PHP will accept.
post_max_size = 8M

Please help.
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby jessiered » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:04 am

Hi! I go it! Thanks EEJoomla!

Can I change it to upload_max_filesize to "6M" .
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby lilmiss » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:02 am

="Can I change it to upload_max_filesize to "6M" .


Yes you can...I just did to 10M but you can change it to whatever.

****note for Godaddy accounts....I had to make backup copies of the php5.ini...save to my computer...then reupload them and overide the original php5.ini for the changes to appear. When I had made the changes on the serverside only using my FTP...the changes would show on the file but not register.

This is what was stated on Godaddy's Support Search:

There are two variables within your php.ini file that are responsible for managing user file uploads.

* post_max_size This variable determines the maximum amount of data that PHP will accept in a single form submission using the POST method. Its default value is 8 MB, as shown below:
post_max_size = 8M
* upload_max_filesize This variable limits the size of an individual file uploaded to your site. Its default value is 2 MB, as shown below:
upload_max_filesize = 2M

An increase in the value of these variables expands user file upload limits.

NOTE: After making changes to php.ini, you must perform an httpd restart for them to take effect. This is accomplished by running the following from your command line:
/sbin/service httpd restart

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby ticonzero » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:24 pm

EEjoomla wrote:The most common reason for this problem is that the File you have uploaded is too big.
The File Size Upload Limit on your Server is set too low to allow larger files to be uploaded. By
default PHP allows files up to 2 MB, but you can set to 4 MB to get rid of this error.

If you have access to the php.ini, then change the directive upload_max_filesize to "4M"
and reload the server configuration.

If you are running PHP in CGI mode on Apache, you can place an .htaccess file in your
Joomla! root directory and place the following code inside:

php_value upload_max_filesize 4M

This will solve the problem


Has the .htaccess to be copied or has to contain that parameter/instruction only?
With what extension, I mean: ".htaccess.XXX" has to be saved?

Thank you.


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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby ticonzero » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:05 pm

EEjoomla wrote:
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If you are running PHP in CGI mode on Apache, you can place an .htaccess file in your
Joomla! root directory and place the following code inside:

php_value upload_max_filesize 4M

This will solve the problem


Has the .htaccess to copied? Or created with that instruction/parameter only?
What has to be the .htaccess.(xxx) file extension?

Thank you.


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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby djdubuque » Tue May 19, 2009 1:52 pm

EEjoomla wrote:The most common reason for this problem is that the File you have uploaded is too big.
The File Size Upload Limit on your Server is set too low to allow larger files to be uploaded. By
default PHP allows files up to 2 MB, but you can set to 4 MB to get rid of this error.

If you have access to the php.ini, then change the directive upload_max_filesize to "4M"
and reload the server configuration.

If you are running PHP in CGI mode on Apache, you can place an .htaccess file in your
Joomla! root directory and place the following code inside:

php_value upload_max_filesize 4M

This will solve the problem


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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby djdubuque » Thu May 21, 2009 2:40 pm

Issue found and was fixed by me. The issue was in the php.ini file that my Host installed to correct the issue with a script that I had running.

This is what was in my php.ini file.

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open_basedir = /home/username/usr/lib/php/


By removing this file my Joomla will install components, extensions and modules again. Now I have to find a way to get the script to work that runs a shop software.

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby Jibon » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:02 am

EEjoomla wrote:The most common reason for this problem is that the File you have uploaded is too big.
The File Size Upload Limit on your Server is set too low to allow larger files to be uploaded. By
default PHP allows files up to 2 MB, but you can set to 4 MB to get rid of this error.

If you have access to the php.ini, then change the directive upload_max_filesize to "4M"
and reload the server configuration.

If you are running PHP in CGI mode on Apache, you can place an .htaccess file in your
Joomla! root directory and place the following code inside:

php_value upload_max_filesize 4M

This will solve the problem

It's working thanks for your nice solutions... :)

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby enticer » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:23 am

EEjoomla wrote:The most common reason for this problem is that the File you have uploaded is too big.
The File Size Upload Limit on your Server is set too low to allow larger files to be uploaded. By
default PHP allows files up to 2 MB, but you can set to 4 MB to get rid of this error.

If you have access to the php.ini, then change the directive upload_max_filesize to "4M"
and reload the server configuration.

If you are running PHP in CGI mode on Apache, you can place an .htaccess file in your
Joomla! root directory and place the following code inside:

php_value upload_max_filesize 4M

This will solve the problem


my hosting is byethost.com and I do not have access to php.ini
using j1.5.10

what I did at first is rename the joomla htaccess.txt to .htaccess and put php_value php_upload_max_filesize 4M but I still get the same error "There was an error uploading this file to the server."

what I did next was to create a file in the root named php.ini and put a code upload_max_filesize = 4M and yet encounter the same problem.

do you guys still have other ways? please help. many thanks.

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby mrbeever » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:16 pm

I've had the same problem after hardening up a baseline joomla installation, configuring the .htaccess, configuration.php and php.ini files using the joomla.org security guidelines and other bits and pieces from this forum.

After tearing my hair out for a week or so, restoring the site and retweaking the files block by block I pinned it down to the open_basedir setting; I misunderstood the joomla security guidelines
( http://docs.joomla.org/Security_Checkli ... rver_Setup ) and missed off the ":/tmp" from the open_basedir setting. Adding the ":/tmp" allows the template uploads to take place.

Hope it helps someone,

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby Linc » Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:54 am

sometimes you need go give full path to the "logs" and "tmp" from configuration.php file. Also I found a good article on extension installation using ftp uploading. http://master4life.com/index.php/instal ... on-via-ftp
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby enticer » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:34 am

yeah mine was also done using ftp upload on /tmp folder

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby AvengerXP » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:49 am

ok, may be i've got the same error,
i can access my web space using filezilla,
but joomla gives error uploading to the server thing..

trying my best to solve it with thease..any help would be great!

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby mebaskin » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:59 am

re: localhost install issues, Found answer here: http://forum.civicrm.org/index.php?topic=6807.0 , post by ithomas half way down the page.

I also got the blank page, but nothing in the error log.

I finally succeeded with the following:

Localhost install
Wampserver -
Apache 2.2.11
PHP: 5.2.9-1
MySQL: 5.1.32
Joomla 1.5.9
CiviCRM 2.2.0

I changed the php.ini file (..\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.2.11\bin\php.ini) as follows:

enabled xml and simple xml extensions:
extension=php_xmlrpc.dll (.so for mac)
extension=php_xsl.dll (.so for mac)

enabled ignore user abort:
ignore_user_abort = On (not needed on mac)

changed the resource limits:
max_execution_time = 600
max_input_time = 600

memory_limit was already 128M

Installed per CiviCRM instructions using civicrm-2.2.0-joomla-alt.zip

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby ingesistel » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:14 pm

Esto funciono para mi :

Desde el administrador de joomla:
1. help
2. system info
3. php information
4. buscar "upload_tmp_dir"
5. identificar el valor de la variable, puede ser "C:\Windows\Temp"

Desde el el explorador de windows
5. buscar el directorio de la variable anterior ("C:\Windows\Temp")
6. click derecho en la carpeta --> propiedades,
7. En la pestaña de "seguridad" --> boton "editar" --> boton "agregar"
8. Escriba "todos" (sin comillas) en la caja de texto --> aceptar --> y marcar la casilla de verificacion "Control total" --> nuevamente boton aceptar
9. Nuevamente boton aceptar
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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby ausinterconnect » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:25 am

We had a very easy remedy. Rem the open_basedir in php.ini file. Then upload the file using Joomla installer. When successful go back and reset teh open_basedir to its original setting.
File uploaded and the site is working as it should.

We install RS Firewall to all sites and this is a common issue with some sites.

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby dfagredam » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:53 pm

I just uploaded my template using Ftp client (Filezilla). Just uploaded diretly to the template folder. It is working fine. I admit I haven't check all of the features of my template yet.

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Re: There was an error uploading this file to the server

Postby insitetoweb » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:25 pm

I got this trying to install a module on my local host with a Joomla 1.7 installations. I unzipped the module and put the module directory in the "Install from directory" directory. My module then successfully installed.


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