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    How Do I Change My PHP Settings Via cPanel?

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    If you are having issues with PHP and need to modify the PHP directives (settings) you can change these using cPanel.

    Note: If you are using cPanel on a VPS you may not be able to change the settings as described and will need to modify the php.ini file

    To change the settings, complete the following steps.            

    1. Access cPanel by browsing to http://your-domain-name/cpanel, ensuring to replace ‘your-domain-name‘ with your actual domain
    2. Login using the details provided in the welcome email
    3. Under ‘Software/Services‘ click on ‘Select PHP Version
    4. Ensure the ‘Current PHP version‘ is not set to ‘native’
      (If it is set to ‘native’ you will need to change the PHP version to a non-native option)
    5. Select ‘Switch to PHP settings
    6. You will see a number of options that can be updated, which are listed below.



    7. Click on the value for the directive you wish to change (this is gray), ‘upload_max_filesize’ is used as an example in the screenshots below
    8. Change this as needed and click on Apply
    9. Click the ‘Save‘ button to save the changes

    You have now successfully modified the PHP directives.


    Jason McMahon

    Marketing @bambrickmedia, lover of Lucy, the ocean & caramel popcorn.

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