Chapter 23. PHP Configuration

In this lesson you will learn how to configure global PHP settings at runtime, using the php.ini file, and per-directory settings, using .htaccess.

Configuration Settings

PHP allows you to tune many aspects of its behavior by using a set of configuration directives. These directives can be global for your entire web server, or you can make local changes that apply only to certain scripts.

Using php.ini

PHP's configuration file is named php.ini. Its location is set at compile time; by default, it is located in /usr/local/lib/php.ini on Linux/Unix servers and C:\WINDOWS\php.ini on Windows systems.

The php.ini file contains a list of configuration directives and their values, separated by equals signs. The default php.ini ...

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