I just switched over from using windows for years to a mac. I installed Zend Server CE and when working with phpMyAdmin I needed to increase the upload limit in the php.ini file again so I could import a database. I modified the post_max_size and upload_max_filesize then restarted apache as I’ve done in the past. Phpmyadmin still said 2048kb max file size for the import. I finally found the solution here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3958615/import-file-size-limit-in-phpmyadmin . Apparently phpMyAdmin is running under Lighttpd and has it’s own php.ini file located here /usr/local/zend/gui/lighttpd/etc/php-fcgi.ini . Modify the post_max_size and upload_max_filesize values in that file then restart apache. See my post on how to restart Zend Server CE apache on Mac OS X.