Manage PHP options

PHP options are settings controlling website code behavior, including script run time, input handling, memory usage limits, and file upload size.

⚠️ Each PHP version on your hosting account comes with pre-configured PHP option settings. If you customize these settings for a specific version, they won’t automatically transfer to other versions. Therefore, you’ll have to reapply these custom settings whenever you upgrade to a new PHP version.

You can manage and modify PHP options from your hosting control panel.

1. Log in to your hosting control panel

2. Click on the Select PHP version button

3. Click on the Options tab

4. In the Current PHP version section, you will see the PHP version set for your hosting account, which corresponds to the PHP version you are viewing or modifying PHP options for

5. Under the Current PHP version section, you will see all the varying PHP options available to edit. By hovering over each PHP option setting value, you will get a popup blurb that includes a description of what it does.

Here is a quick summary of the main PHP options:

  • max_execution_time: Sets the maximum duration a script can run before it’s terminated
  • max_input_time: Determines how long a script can spend processing input data, like form submissions
  • max_input_vars: Specifies the maximum number of variables a script can accept, often from form submissions
  • memory_limit: Allocates the maximum amount of memory a script can use while executing
  • post_max_size: Defines the maximum size of data that can be sent via the POST method
  • upload_max_size: Sets the maximum file size allowed for uploads to your account

6. To edit a PHP option, click on the field and/or dropdown next to it, enter or select a new numeric value, and then click on the main screen (outside the edited field) to save changes. You will see three blue bubbles appear as a visual to show your changes are being saved once you click on the main screen.

⚠️ The PHP options have been pre-configured for you using the most optimal settings. Performing changes should only be done by advanced users or with the assistance of a website/app developer.