Important Updates to the PHP Settings Section of the Control Panel

Despite the Coronavirus outbreak, our dedicated developers continue to work diligently on important projects, including a significant update to the PHP Settings section of the Web Hosting Control Panel.

Here's what you need to know about these updates.

Enhancing User-Friendliness

As the PHP settings section grew with new options and settings over time, it became imperative to create a more user-friendly interface that caters to both beginners and experts. To achieve this, we've introduced visual changes in the arrangement of options, now neatly organized in their dedicated menu.

Introducing PHP Version Assignment

One major change is the introduction of the ability to assign specific PHP versions to each host within a web hosting account. While this could be done via the 'Edit Host' option in the Domain Manager previously, users can now achieve this more efficiently through a dedicated menu. This simplifies the process of managing PHP versions for multiple hosts within the same account.

Flexible PHP.ini Editing

We've also improved the php.ini editor. Previously, users could only edit the php.ini file for the currently selected PHP version. Now, users have the freedom to choose the PHP version they wish to modify without making it the active version for their entire account.

This flexibility is particularly beneficial for users managing multiple hosts with varying PHP versions for compatibility reasons. It allows them to edit PHP settings for a specific version without affecting the functionality of other sites within their account.

Enhanced Freedom and Security

With these updates, users who manage multiple sites within one account gain more freedom and flexibility to support various applications and frameworks. The 'Jail Host' option ensures that all hosts remain insulated from each other, providing robust security. In case of any issues, the other hosts remain unaffected.

We recommend users explore these changes in the PHP settings section and refer to our guide on securing PHP for their hosting account to fully leverage these enhancements.