Nginx: 413 – Request Entity Too Large Error at Ubuntu and Solution

Nginx: 413 – Request Entity Too Large Error and Solution

Nginx configuration

To fix this issue edit your nginx.conf. Open the Terminal or login to the remote server using ssh client. Type the following command to edit your nginx.conf using a text editor such as vi or joe or nano:
# vi /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Use nano text editor:
$ sudo nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Must be run as root:
# vi /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf

Add the following line to http or server or location context to increase the size limit in nginx.conf, enter:

# set client body size to 2M #
client_max_body_size 2M;

The client_max_body_size directive assigns the maximum accepted body size of client request, indicated by the line Content-Length in the header of request. If size is greater the given one, then the client gets the error “Request Entity Too Large” (413).
Save and close the file. Reload the nginx webserver, enter:
# /usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx -s reload

Use nginx itself to reload it:
# /sbin/nginx -s reload

For RHEL/CentOS/Debian/Ubuntu Linux, try:
# service nginx reload

If you are using systemd based system run:
$ sudo systemctl reload nginx.service

PHP configuration (optional)

Your php installation also put limits on upload file size. Edit php.ini and set the following directives

;This sets the maximum amount of memory in bytes that a script is allowed to allocate
memory_limit = 32M

;The maximum size of an uploaded file.
upload_max_filesize = 2M

;Sets max size of post data allowed. This setting also affects file upload. To upload large files, this value must be larger than upload_max_filesize
post_max_size = 3M
If you are using PHP-FPM, restart it as follows:
$ sudo systemctl restart php-fpm
## OR ##
$ sudo systemctl restart php7.0-fpm.service
## OR ##
$ sudo /usr/local/etc/rc.d/php-fpm restart

Save and close the file. Make sure you reload/restart back-end apache or nginx web server as per your setup.

Sample Virtual Host with PHP Setting For Site Available At Nginx

For /etc/nginx/site-availables/default

server {
    listen 80 default_server;
    listen [::]:80 default_server;

    root /var/www/html;
    index index.php index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

    server_name localhost;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ =404;

    location ~ \.php$ {
        include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;

    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;


For custom virtual host

server {
    listen 8088;
    listen [::]:8088;

    root /var/www/custom_site/public;
    index index.php index.html index.htm;

    server_name localhost;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;

    location ~ \.php$ {
        try_files $uri /index.php =404;
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include fastcgi_params;


Enable PHP error reporting at apache in ubuntu

Change / turn on the error_reporiing setting at /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
to check the php.ini file path, you can search by phpinfo(); at a test php file and then check the php.ini file path


He are new values:
error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
display_errors = On


After changing the setting at php.ini, restart the apache2 server
sudo service apache2 restart


How to Setup Virtual Host with XAMPP and LARAVEL at window OS

Step 1 – Add one virtual host at “httpd-vhosts.conf” at C:/xampp/apache/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

<VirtualHost *:8085>

DocumentRoot “D:/my_work_project_path/Project_Name/public”

ServerAdmin Project_Name@localhost

ServerName Project_Name

ServerAlias Project_Name


<Directory ” D:/my_work_project_path/Project_Name/public “>

AllowOverride All

Order Allow,Deny

Allow from all

Require all granted






Step 2 – Add one host to C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts             Project_Name

Step 3 – Add one Listen Port to “httpd.conf” at C:\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf

Listen 8085


Step 4 – Restart Apache server and browse from browser with “http://localhost:8085/”

Create a New User and Grant Permissions in MySQL

How To Create a New User and Grant Permissions in MySQL


Before we create and grant the permissions to the new user, we need to open the ( MySql port 3306 from firewall ).
To check firewall is active or inactive at unbuntu by the following command

ufw status

if reply ufw inactive, we need to open the ufw (firewall) by the following command

ufw enable

And then you can check which port are allow in our web server by the following command

ufw status
and it will reply all status.
If mysql is not allow, we need to allow it by the following command

ufw allow 3306/tcp

if port 3306 is not okay to access from the remote / other local pc, we need to change the mysql default por to ‘3360’ or as you wish.

to change the MySql port to ‘3360’,
go to the /etc/mysql
and edit the my.cnf

go to ‘[mysqld]’ part
chnage the default “bind_address” to “server_ip_address
change the default “port” to “3360

And then, restart the mysql service by the follwoing command
sudo service mysql restart

After it all, we need to check one thing
which ports are opening at our Web Server by the following

nmap localhost/ipaddress


login to mysql with root password
mysql -uroot -p
and then,

1) Let’s start by making a new user within the MySQL shell:

CREATE USER ‘newuser’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’;

2) provide the user with access to the information they will need

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO ‘newuser’@’localhost’;

3) Let’s start by making a new user within the MySQL shell:

CREATE USER ‘newuser’@’ip_address’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’;

4) provide the user with access to the information they will need

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO ‘newuser’@’ip_address’;

5) Reload all privileges




How to Use SSL Certificate in LEMP Digital Droplet

(1) We need to create two Certificate to give to SSL Certificate Vendor ( / GMO-ACE )

How do I generate a CSR Code


OS – Ubuntu 14.04
Digital Ocean Droplet with LEMP

cd /etc/ssl
mkdir /etc/ssl/websitessl
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout domainname.key -out domainname.csr

“`means you create a 2048bits csr. I recommend for more security to use “`rsa:4069“`
You also need to change “`domainname.key“`and “`domainname.csr“` into your own domain name
so you can verify the CSR file. After you filled in all the legit information ,
you can open the new file using a client for example WinSCP, copy it, and use it for your SSL.


(2) And then, we have to buy/generate our SSL certificate at SSL Vendor Site and we will get / SSL vendor will generate the certificate files .

We have to copy generated .PEM files from SSL Certifiate Provider to our host ( Digital Ocean LEMP )
And then, we have to edit the virtual host setting file at

Using SSL Certificate at Nginx Virtual Host Setting
you have to create tow server blocks for both HTTP and HTTPS request.
And then, redirect to every request to HTTPS.

server {
listen 80;
return 301$request_uri;

server {
listen 443 ssl;
ssl on;

root /var/www/registrations/public;
index index.php index.html index.htm;

# Make site accessible from http://localhost/
# server_name localhost;

access_log /var/log/nginx/nginx.vhost.access.log;
error_log /var/log/nginx/nginx.vhost.error.log;

ssl_certificate /etc/ssl/websitessl/;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/ssl/websitessl/examplesite.key;
ssl_trusted_certificate /etc/ssl/websitessl/;

ssl_ciphers “HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5 or HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5:3DES”;
ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

# to disable SSL3 service – to prevent the POODLE Vulnerablitiy attack
ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;

location / {
# First attempt to serve request as file, then
# as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
# try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;
# Uncomment to enable naxsi on this location
# include /etc/nginx/naxsi.rules

# Only for nginx-naxsi used with nginx-naxsi-ui : process denied requests
#location /RequestDenied {
# proxy_pass;

#error_page 404 /404.html;

# redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
#error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
#location = /50x.html {
# root /usr/share/nginx/html;

# pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on
location ~ \.php$ {
fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
# # NOTE: You should have “cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0;” in php.ini
# # With php5-cgi alone:
# fastcgi_pass;
# # With php5-fpm:
fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
include fastcgi_params;

# deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache’s document root
# concurs with nginx’s one
location ~ /\.ht {
deny all;

client_max_body_size 10M;