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Category: Linux General Knowledge

How To Find and Edit php.ini File Using SSH

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This is very simple way to find php.ini file to make changes. You need to have access to these files, and SSH login.

Step 1: To quickly find the file type:

php -i | grep 'Configuration File'

It will show you the location of the file. For most VPS servers, the file is located is /usr/local/lib.

Step 2: Enter the following command to change the directory:

cd /usr/local/lib

Step 3: You can use ls command to confirm the location. This command will display list of all the files and directories in the current location.


Step 4: To edit the file:

pico php.ini

That’s all!

Know Linux Name and Version

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The procedure to find os name and version on Linux:

  1. Open the terminal application (bash shell)
  2. For remote server login using the ssh: ssh [email protected]
  3. Type any one of the following command to find os name and version in Linux:
    $cat /etc/os-release
    $lsb_release -a
  4. Type the following command to find Linux kernel version:
    $uname -r

/etc/issue file

Use more command/less command as follows:
$ cat /etc/issue
$ more /etc/issue
$ less /etc/issue

Getting help

You can also view the manual page on uname using the following command:
$ man hostnamectl
$ man uname
$ man cat