LSPHP directive for php.ini on shared servers

LSPHP  is a PHP handler that combines mod_lsapi+PHP. LSPHP provides an opportunity to use server-level caching and ensures better performance.

It offers excellent PHP performance, a low memory footprint coupled with great security and support for opcode caching.

NOTE: This directive is required only for Apache servers.

For the settings from the chosen php.ini file to work, a specific directive should be added to your .htaccess file:

lsapi_phpini /home/USER/public_html/php.ini

Make sure you replace USER with your cPanel username. By default, public_html is the root folder for the main domain. In case you want to change the LSPHP directive for a subdomain/an addon domain, replace public_html with the corresponding root folder.

This option specifies which path to pass on to the PHP-interpreter and which folder to execute php.ini from.

Follow the instructions below to proceed with the setup.

1. To add these lines to .htaccess file, go to cPanel >> Files section >> File Manager menu:

2. Navigate to public_html directory:

3. Click on Settings in the right top corner and enable Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) in the pop-up window, which will allow you to see .htaccess file:

4. If there is no .htaccess file in the document root, you need to create it using +File option:

5. Right-click on .htaccess file >> Edit or use Edit option located in the toolbar:

6. Add the lines provided below into .htaccess file and Save Changes.

lsapi_phpini /home/USER/public_html/php.ini

If you have done it right, the designed php.ini will take immediate effect.

7. If you need to load php.ini for/from subdirectory, make sure you edit ConfigPath accordingly.

That's it!                                     

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