I would recommend uploading phpinfo.php
Under : public_html/
So it will look like this : public_html/phpinfo.php equal to the domainameyouhave.com/phpinfo.php
Same goes to either .user.ini or php.ini example: public_html/.user.ini
After the update: Kill PHP Processes (Guide: How to Kill) and load domainameyouhave.com/phpinfo.php
Ctrl+F find the directives you put to see if it did take effect. if no go with .user.ini then try php.ini
If it doesn't work still, there is a possibility that your directives/ code is wrong.
Hope that helps,
@kgoyena hey !
Sorry am a bit late on responses 5.4? (It matters to php) I think you may try php5.ini
So it it's like the legacy linux make sure to put it under web root : "/"
If no go still after a few minutes to an hour, and still won't show on phpinfo.php the updates.
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