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What filename does my PHP initialization file need to use?

You can configure some of your PHP settings using a PHP initialization file. The file name your PHP initialization uses depends on the type of hosting account you have.

Hosting account type Filename Location
Linux Hosting with cPanel .user.ini /public_html (one per account)
Windows Hosting with Plesk .user.ini Website root (one per website)
Managed WordPress .user.ini /html (one per website)

Not all INI settings can be changed in a .user.ini. Changes are limited to settings with the modes PHP_INI_PERDIR and PHP_INI_USER from the list of php.ini directives at

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