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PHP Configuration for an Addon Domain

To use specific PHP settings only for a particular addon domain, you will need to place a php.ini file in the addon domain's folder.



What is php.ini for an Addon Domain?

The php.ini file is where you can find the current configuration settings for PHP, including memory limits, execution time, and more. You can also use this file to enable PECL modules. It provides the flexibility to override the server's default configuration settings.

How to Configure PHP for an Addon Domain in cPanel

If you need to generate a new php.ini file, this can be done by going to your MultiPHP Manager within cPanel. Visit the article "How To Configure the PHP Environment with PHP ini" for instructions on generating a new php.ini file. Doing so will copy the server's master php.ini to your public_html directory as "php.ini.default". This file must then be moved to the addon's folder and renamed to php.ini.

If you use the 'single php.ini' option, you must create a .htaccess file in the addon's folder. In the addon's .htaccess file it needs to contain a regular PHP handler:

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php7 .php

To verify your addon domain is using the php.ini file you have set up, you can create a new file in the addon's folder called info.php containing the following PHP code:

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Viewing the info.php file in a web browser should show you all the PHP settings from the addon's php.ini, including the "Loaded Configuration File". This is the path to the php.ini file being used.

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Summary

The php.ini file has current configuration settings for PHP and can be used to override the server's default configuration settings. To use specific PHP settings for an addon domain, you must place a php.ini file in the addon domain's folder. To generate a new php.ini file, you can use the MultiPHP Manager in cPanel. If you use the 'single php.ini' option, you must create a .htaccess file in the addon's folder. To verify your addon domain is using the php.ini file you have set up, you can create a new file in the addon's folder called info.php containing the PHP code provided above. Viewing the info.php file in a web browser should show you all the PHP settings from the addon's php.ini, including the "Loaded Configuration File".

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