What should my php.ini file look like if my account is on a suPHP server?
In php.ini, there is a different format to define your PHP settings. All lines are in the following format:
setting_name = setting_value
So, this means if you move the settings from .htaccess to php.ini, you must convert the format. Let's say you have the following line in your .htaccess file:
php_value register_globals 0
the corresponding php.ini format is as follows:
register_globals = Off
Notice how the value 0 becomes Off (without quotes) and 1 becomes On. Now if your php_value has quotes like the following, for example:
php_value include_path ".:/home/user/lib"
The corresponding php.ini format is:
include_path = ".:/home/user/lib"
and so on.
For the PHP settings you do not have in your php.ini file, PHP will use our default configurations. It will not use the server php.ini but rather a default one. You may need to set other settings. You may create a phpinfo.php file in public_html with the beginning and ending php tags and the following in between to see any changes by browsing it:
For info on making subfolders inherit the settings, please see the ".htaccess on suPHP servers" FAQ.