# 📄 Settings file

The file at app/settings.php contains the application settings like database credentials, table prefix, driver, debug level and more.

Try environment variables

We recommended to use environment variables instead app/settings.php.

A settings file may look like this:


$settings['db_host'] = '';
$settings['db_port'] = 'port';
$settings['db_name'] = 'name';
$settings['db_user'] = 'user';
$settings['db_pass'] = 'password';
$settings['db_table_prefix'] = 'chv_';
$settings['db_driver'] = 'mysql';
$settings['debug_level'] = 1;

# Options

$settings['session.save_handler'] = 'session_save_handler';
$settings['session.save_path'] = 'absolute_path_to_sessions';
$settings['https'] = TRUE;
$settings['image_formats_available'] = ['JPG', 'PNG', 'GIF'];
Option Effect
session.save_handler Set the session save handler
session.save_path Set the target session directory
https Use true to always force HTTPS
image_formats_available Comma-separated list of system-enabled image formats. Defaults ['PNG', 'GIF', 'JPG', 'BMP', 'WEBP']

# Runtime php.ini configuration

As app/settings.php is loaded everywhere and not override by the update procedure, is the safer place to add runtime php.ini directives using ini_set (opens new window).