Learning the difference between php_admin_value and php_value the hard way ;)

Even after years in the business you still get these moments: "Ok, why is this not working? wtf?". It happened to me recently while moving applications between hosts. I did not notice that one of the settings for the application was using php_admin_value.

The difference is described in details here: php configuration settings

My problem was that i tried to override that same setting in the .htaccess file in the application's folder and i could not see why it was not working. It took me a while before i started googling for it as everything seemed fine : )

Bottom line is if you set settings in httpd.conf or php.ini using php_admin_value they wont be overridden by any values set in htaccess files :)

Oh well ... what can you do we all make mistakes :)


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