my (not simple) issue is as follows:
I am intending on having a video-upload section on my website. I have modified and implemented (through .htaccess) my own php.ini file, yet I cannot seem to circumvent a file-size restriction somewhere in the system, and DH support has always been great to me, but here they specifically do not offer technical support for this, yet they have told me I am allowed to, and they've directed me here to possibly find some help.
my main question would be: to avoid compiling and installing a custom PHP build, is there any other way to get rid of the file-size limit?
the description of my problem is as follows, followed by more questions. thanks for taking the time to read!
in using elgg, a versatile piece of software set up to work as a social-networking CMS, there is a file-upload option.
when uploading a large (10mb+) file, it tries for 30 seconds, and then the browser times out (tested in mozilla and ie).
when uploading a smaller (<10mb) file, it takes several minutes, but it successfully uploads. there is a second problem after that, but I'll post that under a new topic, since it's unrelated.
I would like users to be able to upload a file no matter how large it is. my understanding, after reading the wiki and chatting with DH staff, is that I need to make my own custom PHP build.
at least one DH staff said I wouldn't have to, but another one confirmed my suspicion, so unless you know of another way to remove file-size limits on uploads, please consider these questions:
())) on a scale of 1-10, for a non-noob, non-expert geek, how difficult is it to install my own PHP build, following the DH support wiki?
())) what things should I watch out for?
())) how to I change the PHP-build-limited file-size limit for file uploads?
())) what else would you want to know if you were me?
I'm not in a super-rush to get this done, but the sooner the better... any help is greatly appreciated!
I'll be checking here at least once a day over the next week or so.