What is the size limit of a post request?
Does $_POST when used in conjunction with forms in PHP have a size limit? Obviously there must be some restrictions with $_GET seeing as most browsers will start to complain at ~250 characters (or something like that) and data could be lost, obviously this restraint doesn’t apply to $_POST.
I could test it myself but thought it might be quicker to simply ask here. If I had a simple form with a textarea, how much data could I enter before I ran into problems?
That depends on the value of the PHP configuration directive
POST_MAX_SIZE which is usually set to 8 MB (~8 million characters).
Yes it has limitation, you can set the limit from several place:
1., in php.ini
2., from the .htaccess file, if you have
php_value post_max_size 8M
3., from php side,
you can change limit from php.ini “post_max_size”
It’s a PHP ini directive,
post_max_size. It defaults to 8MB.
Yes. It’s defined in the php.ini file.
Yes the POST data is regulated by the post_max_size variable (default to 8M)