Why There is a File/Image Upload Limit on Your Website

Submitted by Birdeye on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:36am

The images you choose to upload are one of the best ways to truly customize your website. But have you ever attempted to upload an image or another file only to be told that it exceeded the size limit? While this might seem like an unnecessary setback, these limits are actually essential for keeping your website running smoothly.

In general, files and images that are uploaded to your website cannot be larger than 30 MB. Images also cannot exceed dimensions of 5000 by 5000 pixels.

So why are these limitations in place? First and foremost, the images and files you upload will have a direct impact on how long it takes for your site to load for visitors. If a page is bogged down with massive files, the loading time will slow down considerably. This can frustrate users and cause them to click away from your site. It can also hurt your SEO ranking.

It’s also worth noting that onscreen image displays are limited to 1920 by 1080 pixels. Even if you were to upload an image with larger dimensions, its final appearance on your website would be downscaled to this smaller resolution. In other words, you’d be wasting a lot of space.

Ultimately, a file/image upload limit protects you from serious issues that would hinder your website’s overall performance. By only uploading smaller files, you can keep your website operating at top speed to deliver a better experience for your visitors.