Thanks to the scalability of the PHP programming language, it can be used to build everything from a small personal site to a full-fledged content management system, and even to libraries and extensions meant to be used by other PHP developers. And since every PHP project has its own scope and requirements, you, as the developer, have the ability to customize your PHP settings, so they meet your needs. This customization of your development environment is done by editing the contents of your PHP.ini file. In this article, we will show you how to edit your PHP.ini file and we will also go over some of the more popular directives, which are contained within the PHP.ini file.

How Can I Edit My PHP.ini File?

The ability to customize your PHP settings is an advanced web hosting feature. As such, if you are using our free web hosting package, you would need to upgrade to one of our premium shared hosting plans in order to be able to edit your PHP.ini file. To get started customizing your PHP settings, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the PHP Settings section of the Control Panel.
  2. On the screen, you will see the text Click here to edit your php.ini file. To be taken to the contents of your PHP.ini file, click on the here link, as shown in the screenshot below: