How to Enable/Disable PHP Extensions in Plesk?

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PHP Extensions:

PHP is an open source scripting language. It is used to create dynamic web pages that are supported by most of the web servers and operating systems. The PHP Extensions are compiled libraries which is used to enables specific functions in your code of PHP. These PHP extensions can be loaded dynamically by adding a line of code in the php.ini file. Every function in PHP is included in one function or another.

Reasons to Use PHP Extensions:

PHP Extensions are used for different purposes. Here, some of the main reasons to use PHP Extensions/modules are listed below

  • Extends the PHP functionality for a very particular usage.
  • Provides higher performance and efficiency compared to a pure PHP implementation.
  • Leverage the swiftness obtained from programming in other grasped languages.

In our hosting platform, the users can enable/disable PHP Extensions from their control panel itself. In this tutorial, let us see the steps to enable or disable PHP extensions in the Plesk panel.

Steps to Enable/Disable PHP Extensions:

Step 1: Login to  Plesk panel as an admin.

Login as admin

Step 2: Go to Tools & Settings and Navigate to General Settings -> PHP Settings.

Go to Tools and Settings

Step 3: Choose the required PHP version for which you need to modify PHP Extensions.

Select PHP version

Step 4: Now, you can see the list of extensions which are enabled by default. The user can enable or disable the PHP Extensions needed for your websites. Then click OK button to save the settings.

Enable or disable PHP extensions

Now the PHP Extensions are updated successfully. This will be applicable to all the websites that use the same PHP version.

We hope this tutorial will be helpful to enable or disable PHP Extensions in the Plesk panel. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Facebook and For video tutorials, subscribe to our YouTube channel ServerCake India.

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