1. Customize PHP globally

PHP settings can be applied globally to all projects, but are bound to a specific PHP version. This means every PHP version can have its own profile of customized settings.


By default, all PHP container use roughly the same settings. This might only differ if some options or modules do not exist in a specific container.

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1.1. Configure PHP settings globally

PHP settings can either be applied in its php.ini configuration file or through the PHP-FPM configuration itself via php_value and php_flag.

Settings in php.ini are also picked up by the PHP command line tool, whereas php_value and php_flag settings are only valid for requests over the webserver.

This means you can set different values, when executing command line tasks and when the application is run through the browser.

1.1.1. Settings via php.ini

To configure PHP globally via php.ini follow the provided link:

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1.1.2. Settings via php-fpm.conf

To configure PHP globally via PHP-FPM follow the provided link:

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1.2. Configure non-overwritable settings globally

Settings defined via php.ini, php_value and php_flag are applied globally, however they can still be overwritten by any project via the PHP function ini_set().

If you want to create PHP settings and force them, so no application can accidentally or on purpose overwrite them, you need to use php_admin_value and php_admin_flag.


Keep in mind that those settings are not picked up by the command line execution of PHP, but only through the browser.

To configure PHP globally and non-overwritable via PHP-FPM follow the provided link:

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1.3. Configure loaded PHP modules

The .env file offers the option to specify what PHP modules to enable or disable specifically.

1.4. Configure PHP-FPM service

You can also configure the PHP-FPM service itself. Settings can be applied for the core service as well as for the pool. This is useful if you need to adjust performance settings such as number of running child processes, file- and memory limits, timeouts and many more.

Be sure to read up on the PHP-FPM documentation to understand what you are doing.

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