Custom php.ini setting in Ubuntu 16.04 using webmin

July 10, 2018 133 views
PHP Ubuntu 16.04

I am on a Ubuntu 16.04 droplet with webmin installed.
Where do I add a custom php.ini setting ?

This is what I want to add :
browscap = "/home/username/publichtml/phpbrowscap.ini"

3 Answers
admin109651 July 11, 2018
Accepted Answer

Webmin php.ini files for each virtual server are located in user's etc directory. Path is in following format,


Change AdminUser to your domains admin user and open it with nano.

Source: Install ionCube Loaders for Webmin virtual host

Hello friend!

The best course of action may be to create a phpinfo.php file in the same directory as your website, load it in browser, and search the page for php.ini. That would tell you the path of the currently loaded php.ini file, and you could edit it there. This is the only code you need in the phpinfo.php file:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Kind Regards,

  • Configuration File (php.ini) Path : /etc/php/7.0/apache2

    But when I do vi /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini
    "php.ini" [readonly] 1918L, 70998C 1,1

    I was told that I should place a .user.ini in /home/username/public_html for custom INI settings. But that didn't work.

    sudo vi /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini says
    username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

    • You will need to be the root user, most likely, to edit that php.ini. The ".user.ini" in /home/username/public_html instruction is for a specific shared hosting company's cPanel configuration, and does not apply to other systems unless they have been customized specifically to work in such a way.

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