What is php.ini and what is its importance
PHP.INI is a special configuration file in PHP and its folks like SU PHP. Php.ini can be confused with an ordinary text file since it is a normal test file with an .ini extension.
Allocating special set of resources to a given directory irrespective of the server configurations
Guarding overexploitation of server resources by executing scripts
Show/Hide errors in the website/script
Security- restricts or grants access to certain directories
How to Create a Php.ini file
Go to the directory that settings within php.ini should affect e.g. /home/TrueHost (your username)/public_html/
If placed under the above directory, everything placed under public_html directory will be subject to the settings in the php.ini.
- Create a text file and name it php.ini
- Open the php.ini with a code editor or html editor
- Write down the standard php.ini commands
If you wish to increase the maximum upload size of your script (website) from the default size of 2MB
- Create a php.ini file within www
- Input the following commands
- upload_max_filesize = 10M
- post_max_size = 10M
- Save and close.
The website will be able to upload up to a maximum of 10MB
Note a few settings cannot be changed in reseller and shared hosting
- Enabling or disabling safe mode
Memory and upload sizes modification beyond the global server settings.