PHP is a scripting language used primarily on the web. PHP is highly customizable and has many settings that you will be able to modify if needed for a certain program or application.
How do I view my php settings?
To view your current php settings, create a page titled phpinfo.php with the following code in it:
<? phpinfo(); ?>
The output of the above page is referenced as a 'php info page,' and you can view it by navigating to: domain.com/phpinfo.php (be sure to use our actual domain name). The result of your php info page should look similar to this page:
How do I modify my php settings?
You can update your local php.ini file in order to make modifications to your php setup. In your php.ini file, do a search (Ctrl+F in most browsers) to find the directive that you need to modify. A few of the most frequently changed settings are:
max_execution_time = 30
max_input_time = 60
memory_limit = 256M
I will now show you how to modify the php.ini
file via the cPanel File Manager
- Login to cPanel
- Click the File Manager Button under Files. If the Directory Selection option pops up, select the Web Root, then click the Go buton.
- Locate and click the php.ini file, then click the Edit button on top, then in the pop-up window, click the Edit button. You will then see the contents of the php.ini file and be able to edit it. In most browsers, you can click Ctrl+f to search, for example you can seach for "memory".
- When I searched, it took me to a line with the code like this:
memory_limit = 256M
In this example, I am increasing the PHP memory_limit to 768M, it will look like this when you are done:
memory_limit = 768M
Click the Save Changes button when you are done.
Refresh your php info page, and you should see the changes reflected:
I can't find my php.ini file!
The php.ini file by default will be located at public_html/php.ini. If you do not see a file named php.ini in your public_html, please contact our Support Department and we will be happy to add one to your account for you.
I made changes to the php.ini file, but I do not see the changes!
By default, the php.ini only affects the files in the folder that it is placed in, and not other folders on the account. In other words, updating your php.ini values in public_html/php.ini will not affect php files in subfolders of your public_html, such as public_html/shop. To correct this problem, you can either:
1. Copy your public_html/php.ini file to each folder
2. Add the following to the top of your public_html/.htaccess file:
For example, if your username is userna5, replace username in the above line to userna5. More information can be found in our article How Do I Make My php.ini File Recursive? The .htaccess file is a hidden file, so make sure that hidden files are viewable if you are accessing your files through the cPanel File Manager or via FTP.