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does an php.ini setting established in one subdomain of my site affect those ini settings outside of that subdomain?

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Can someone give me an understanding of how the .ini settings are located and combined? I am under the impression that there is a full settings .ini file somewhere up high in my host's server tree and that
any settings I create in .ini files in each of my domain folders are appended/updated against the 'main' ini settings to give me a 'current' group of php.ini settings.

What I'm looking to find out is does an ini setting established in a test subdomain of my site affect those ini settings outside of my test subdomain?

posted Oct 8, 2013 by Meenal Mishra

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I suggest to read this page of the tutorial. It seems, that it solves the questions, you posted here:

Please be aware, that the ini-file is not re-read on every request, but after a defined time. Neither are all settings changeable in those per-user ini-files.

Read also the other pages in this chapter, they're good to keep in mind ;)

If you're now calling the script from a webserver, you called by requesting a page on a subdomain or a top-level-domain, doesn't matter.

answer Oct 8, 2013 by Majula Joshi
I need more!
1 - the doc you mentioned refers to 'user.ini'. Does that literally  mean the file is called 'USER.ini'? I have been placing my .ini  overrides/settings in each of my folders under the name 'php.ini'. Do I  have to change them all because it seems that they are working fine.

2 - I didn't understand your last paragraph.
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