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Restarting my server in cpanel hosting

All the help documents I have seen (Googled) talk about signing in to GoDaddy then clicking 'servers' to be able to select a power cycle.

When I login there is no section titled 'server'.

How do I proceed?

I need to be able to restart my server to bring a modified php.ini into effect from my public_html folder.

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Re: Restarting my server in cpanel hosting

@MacNala 

 

The restarting you are refer to is on the VPS servers not the cPanel servers.

 

That being said if you create a PHP page in your public_html folder

and put in it

<?php 
phpinfo();
?>

 

Then visit that page via a browser it should read the settings - the other thing is to try using

.user.ini 

and not php.ini



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Re: Restarting my server in cpanel hosting

Thanks for the reply.

A little more help would be if you could point out where I could read about VPS (I cannot find it when I log in). Also you refer to using 'user.ini' where can I read about that?

I think you have said that I cannot restart my server in cPanel hosting. Is that correct?

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Re: Restarting my server in cpanel hosting

@MacNala 

 

The difference between a cPanel server (https://www.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting) and a VPS

(https://www.godaddy.com/hosting/vps-hosting) could be described as having the keys to a single apartment vs having keys to the entire building and having control over everything in the building.

 

Regarding php.ini vs .user.ini - in some respects these are the same thing with a different name. From a tech perspective, some servers are configured to look for one vs the other as a way to "protect" the server as the .user.ini is a bit more restrictive in what it can control. (Very high level description of the 2 https://www.pair.com/support/kb/php-ini-vs-user-ini/)

 

Finally - yes that is correct - You can restart a VPS server - think of rebooting your personal computer - Additionally you can restart just pieces of the server - think quitting a program and re-opening it.

The cPanel is an "account" on the server - so there isn't anything the account can restart

 

Using the building analogy - where in cPanel is the apartment - You can adjust the some of the settings for the apartment (temp / lights / few other things) but if you don't have enough water pressure let's say.....that's something at the building level (VPS) 

 

Hope that helps explain it a bit more

 

 

 



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