Where is php.ini located?

Well it depends on the Linux distribution you are using, the version of php and the way you install it with Apache web server. Php.ini may be here:

/etc/php.ini

Or here:

/etc/php/php.ini
/etc/php5/php.ini

Or here:

/usr/bin/php5/bin/php.ini

Anyway, you can always find any file named php.ini in this manner

find / -name php.ini

The simplest yet most powerful usage of the renowned find command. By its help I was able to locate the php.ini on my Ubuntu 9.04 Apache2 and PHP5:

/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Use phpinfo() to find out

Write a simple PHP file with the following content:

<?php phpinfo();

And upload it to your server and access it in your web browser to get a page like this:

PHP configuration file php.ini path

PHP configuration file php.ini path

13 comments

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  2. dfwolf

    Thanks.
    I installed Nginx, and found the file with the commend “find / -name php.ini”

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  4. John Ortiz

    Thanks for this information. Now I’m modifying php.ini on my local server. Thanks again. Regards.

  5. dhanesh mane

    @John Ortiz I suggest you to restart the server after editing the ini file.

  6. david

    almost an hour i’m looking for that php.ini file. I know the path of that file, but where should i go?? i got hosting, not server, maybe this is not right?

  7. nasiib

    i wanna ask them question . it.s no easily so why? tel information about that .remember i have to it

  8. ssultan

    Will I need to send an email to my hosting service provided to see how the php.ini file is configured please?

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  10. saidesh

    Can I add php.ini file in my website home directory.

  11. Retrify

    thank you yang yang

  12. Luthfie

    Many thanks, ^_^
    i used to try to find it manually, but fail, hehe

  13. Sathish

    Thanks for this information. I’m using Share webhosting, i dont have access for PHP.ini file. may i know how can i replace this ?