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Php.ini file?

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Where do I find a php.ini file. I am using a paid host.


Thank you.

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You may or may not have access to it depending on the nature of your account.  I suggest that you contact your host.

If you do not have access to the file, there is a good chance that you can change the setting of interest dynamically.  Further, if it is a setting that you wish to use repeatedly, then you should follow Dsonesuk's suggestion below.

Another way to discover the location of the file and thus avoid having to contact your host is to run the phpinfo( ) function on your host server.  This will tell you everything that you can know about the PHP processor running on your host's server.


p.s.  If you find my answer helpful, then hover over the heart, find the trophy, and click.  Thanks after the fact, is better than than thanks before it.

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Adjustment to new information provided by Dsonesuk.

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They probably won't let change the server php.ini file, mainly to prevent members mucking it up, but you can place a custom php.ini in the root directory of your site which will override the default settings, so if any mishap should happen the untouchable php.ini remains safe as backup.

Settings can be altered using .htaccess as well.

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I see, the reason I need to change this is I downloaded a new login system, that fortunately works and is up to date compared to what I was using last month. Available on youtube, the tutorial, and the source, so I edited the files according to what I need. I now need to get a confirmation email to be sent to an email once an account has been registered.

The alternative could be to remove this feature, due to what has been stated in the above posts.

Once registered, and auto logged in, there is a link to click, which doesn't lead anywhere. I think verify.php is the file to get that working, as for the login part where the link is, one of the other files, I think it would be register.php

    // Add user to the database
    if ( $mysqli->query($sql) ){

        $_SESSION['active'] = 0; //0 until user activates their account with verify.php
        $_SESSION['logged_in'] = true; // So we know the user has logged in
        $_SESSION['message'] =
                 "Confirmation link has been sent to $email, please verify
                 your account by clicking on the link in the message!";

        // Send registration confirmation link (verify.php)
        $to      = $email;
        $subject = 'Account Verification ( clevertechie.com )';
        $message_body = '
        Hello '.$first_name.',

        Thank you for signing up!

        Please click this link to activate your account:


        mail( $to, $subject, $message_body );

        header("location: profile.php"); 


    else {
        $_SESSION['message'] = 'Registration failed!';
        header("location: error.php");


So that bit there, about verifying, I guess replace that register.php code with something else to get to a profile index, it won't be the index.php since that is the register and login form. It is a quite a nice setup. It was nice somebody setup such a modern and well design login system.

I could may be just remove that bit, it is on the register.php, so that sort of becomes a Thanks for registering page once done, then from there, a comment box to post comments, now that requires a new mysql database according to another video tutorial which is about making a comment box for a user.

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Some more thought about the page code

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According to another video on the that site, to get an email confirmation sent to a user's email, it requires editing a file.

But I'm thinking may be to edit the php code, which I imagine is the bottom part there, and once registered just login to a user's index, and from there can logout, post a comment to the user accounts index. I believe that would require another separate mysql database?

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According to another video on the that site, to get an email confirmation sent to a user's email, it requires editing a file.

That's not true.  There's one way you can do it using the mail function and setting default values for various things in php.ini, but that's not the only way that PHP can send email.  You could use a library like PHPMailer to give you a lot of features pretty easily, for example.  The regular mail function can be a little difficult to use in some situations.

I believe that would require another separate mysql database?

You shouldn't need more than one database, there aren't a lot of limitations on a database that would mean you need a second one.

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