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How do I create a phpinfo page?

You can easily generate an overview of the current active PHP environment variables by making a phpinfo.php file. This can be useful to check if applied settings are currently active. This is also useful for comparing settings with other hosting plans or other hosts.

A phpinfo file shows environment variables such as memory_limit, max_execution_time, max_input_vars, etc. You can also see which PHP version is active. In the steps below we explain how you can easily create and access the file.

Steps to create a phpinfo page

Step 1: Log in on cPanel.

Step 2: Under the category Files, click on File Manager.

File manager

Step 3: Navigate to the document root of the website where you want to check the variables. For the main domain of your package, this is the public_html folder.

Step 4: Click on +File in the top right of your screen, and name the file phpinfo.php

 Create file

Step 5: Edit the file by clicking on the file, and then clicking Edit at the top of your screen.

File name

Edit file

Step 6: Add the following code to the file:




Step 7: Save the file. If you now go to your domain name and add /phpinfo.php to the url you can reach the phpinfo page. Example: if your domain is, your url becomes

Congratulations, you can easily view the PHP environment variables!


This knowledgebase article was last updated on: 1 August 2019

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