WHM PHP Configuration Common Tweaks

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Best WHM PHP Configuration Tweaks w/ EasyApache 3

Ideal PHP settings are dependent on the software you’re using and whether or not you’re experiencing any issues with the current settings.  WHM allows you to adjust settings and make different tweaks to the PHP. You can access these PHP settings by going Home > Service Configuration > PHP Configuration Editor if EasyApache 3 is utilized.

 

Showing the PHP Configuration Editor location in WHM

 

EasyApache 3 and/or EasyApache 4 can be reviewed in WHM >> Software.

 

Best WHM PHP Configuration Tweaks w/ EasyApache 4

Ideal PHP settings are dependent on the software you’re using and whether or not you’re experiencing any issues with the current settings.  WHM allows you to adjust settings and make different tweaks to the PHP. You can access these settings by going Home and search for “php” (1) > MultiPHP INI Editor (2, under the Software column) > and choosing what PHP version you wish to configure (3) if using EasyApache 4.

 

WHM MultiPHP Editor Location Image

 

Once you have selected a PHP Version, you will be presented options to edit available php scripts

 

PHP Version Options Image

 

When done making edits, click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page

 

WHM Apply Button Image

 

Common PHP Edits

We’ve identified the ones for you that have the most impact below:

 

PHP max_execution_time

If your site is poorly optimized to the point that your PHP script requires longer than 90 seconds to complete, PHP will prevent the process from completing. Ideally, you should optimize the script to take less time, but if it is not possible to do this, raising the execution time would solve your issue.

 

PHP upload_max_file_size

The default is 150 megabytes or MB, but this can be reduced to prevent large files from overloading the server during upload.

 

PHP memory limit

The default is 64M. Some applications such as WordPress may require more than the default value. Please be aware that setting this value via this interface will enforce this setting across the entire server. Setting this value too high could allow all PHP related applications to overuse the available system memory.

 

Once you’re satisfied with the values that you have entered click the Save button.

 

Showing the PHP Configuration Editor in WHM

Imagery might appear different depending on what EasyApache is used, but features will remain comparatively the same

 

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