WP db won't import, despite fixes in php.ini

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WP db won't import, despite fixes in php.ini

Post by MBWD »

I am using MAMP 6.8 free version on a 2013 iMac desktop running 10.15.7.

I am experiencing an error when attempting to upload a database into PHPMyAdmin. The db is just 12.5MB and the error is like this:

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POST Content-Length of 12462545 bytes exceeds the limit of 8388608 bytes in Unknown on line 0
I understand what I need to do to fix this: go into the conf file for my version of PHP, which is 7.4.33, and change the values for max_execution_time, upload_max_filesize, memory_limit and post_max_size.

The particular error I'm getting indicates that my post_max_size is too small, so I've increased it to 32M in my conf file and restarted my MAMP server. However, I can see in phpinfo that it's still at the default value of 8M.

I am sure that I'm editing the right file: /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.4.33/conf/php.ini

Why are my changes not taking effect? It seems like old values are being cached somehow. What else do I need to do in order to resolve this issue?
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