Modify PHP Settings

Modify PHP Settings

 

PHP is a powerful server-side, highly customizable scripting language. Configuration changes are done by editing the server-wide configuration file, called php.ini. This guide will show you how to change the server-wide configuration of PHP on Linux and Windows based managed servers.

 

 

In order to modify PHP settings, please log in as root user (Linux) or Administrator user (Windows).

  

 

 Modify PHP Configuration on Linux

1

Log in to your server via SSH as the root user

2

Locate the php.ini file, which is usually found in:

 

/etc/php.ini

 

The location, however, may vary.  To find it, you may run:

 

#locate php.ini

3

Once you know the location of the php.ini file, you need to change the current working directory to it. Then you can edit the file using any editor. i.e:

 

#vim php.ini

 

Save your changes.

 

 

We suggest reviewing the official documentation describing the roles of the directives found in the global php.ini file before editing the file. Please visit the official PHP website:

 

http://php.net/manual/en/ini.core.php

 

4

Restart the Apache webserver:

 

#/etc/init.d/httpd restart ( on RHEL )

#/etc/init.d/apache2 restart ( on Debian )

 

 

 Modify PHP Configuration on Windows

1

Login to your server via RDP with an Administrator account

2

Locate the php.ini file. If needed, search for the file using the Windows Search utility.

3

Open the folder in Windows Explorer and edit the php.ini file using any text editor. Save your changes.

4

Restart  the IIS webserver. The fastest way for you to do so is via Command Prompt by typing:

 

iisreset /restart

 

 

We suggest reviewing the official documentation describing the roles of the directives found in the global php.ini file before editing the file. Please visit the official PHP website:

 

http://php.net/manual/en/ini.core.php

 

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