How to upload big files / archives?

How to upload big files / archives?

InfinityFree has a file size limit of 10 MB on all servers. You cannot upload files larger than 10 MB.

Installing large scripts

Sometimes, a downloaded script is more than 10 MB. However, you can easily upload it manually.

To do so, you will first need a good FTP file manager on your desktop and setup an FTP connection. See the how to upload files with FTP article for more information about that.

Then, take the downloaded script and extract the zip file on your computer. This will create a new directory with all of the files contained in the script.

From your FTP client, find the extracted directory on your own computer. Then, select all files and folders in that directory and copy them to the htdocs folder of your website.

Your FTP client will then transfer all the files in the zip file. Depending on the size of the script and the speed of your internet connection, it could take between a few minutes to a few hours to complete. However, this is the easiest and most reliable way to upload large scripts, as you won't have to extract the archive later on.

Installing large themes or plugins

Some scripts with a plugin system offer a web based uploader for plugins and themes. While these uploaders make it easy to upload small themes and plugins, they may break when trying to upload larger addons.

Fortunately, most addons can be uploaded manually with FTP as well. Script typically store plugins and themes inside folders of the script. In Wordpress, plugins are stored in the wp-content/plugins/ folder and themes are stored in wp-content/themes/.

So upload big plugins is almost the same as uploading large scripts. Just extract the downloaded plugin or theme and upload the contents of the directory to the correct directory on your account.

After the upload is completed, you can login to the admin area of your script and find the plugin there. You can install and activate the plugin from there.

Note: A lot of plugins and themes you can download do not contain just the theme, but documentation and examples as well. Be sure to carefully check which folder you should upload to your account. If you don't upload the correct folder, your script will not recognize the plugin and you will not be able to install it.

Uploading large files for download

Sometimes, you may want to offer large files on your website which people will be able to download. If those are bigger than 10 MB, you cannot upload them to your website.

To offer large downloads, you can use a specialized file sharing service, like Dropbox or Mediafire, to upload the files and share the links on your website. File sharing services generally offer far higher file size limits.

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