So I've been told by dreamhost that it is impossible to change the max_filesize restrictions with php here. Now, I signed up because someone had posted something in the forums that if you compiled your own php and edited the php.ini file you actually could change the php.ini accordingly and allow, say, users on your php site to upload and download 200Megabyte max files.
I went ahead and compiled php then edited the ini file at /etc/php5/php.ini and the changes to the file saved alright (dreamhost told me that this wouldn't be possible) but I am still limited to transfer files smaller than 8mb!?
Is there a work-around? Perhaps I am putting the php.ini file in the wrong place? Should it be in the domain base directory ?
If this isn't possible I should switch to something like powweb methinks.