FileRun requires PHP 5.5+. It is recommended to use the newest version of PHP supported by FileRun, for increased performance and security.
FileRun also requires the ionCube PHP extension. Read here how to get that installed.
The following are the optimal PHP settings we recommend for using with your FileRun installation:
PHP error handling
expose_php = Off error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE display_errors = Off display_startup_errors = Off log_errors = On error_log = "/private/path/php_error.log" ignore_repeated_errors = Off
/private/path/php_error.log with a valid path.
Keep in mind that you need to have display_errors set to “Off” on a production server and it's a good idea to frequently check the error logs for possible problems.
If encountering any problems with your FileRun installation, please temporarily set “display_errors” to “On” before providing our technical support access for troubleshooting. Or send us the PHP error log when you are reporting a problem.
PHP general settings
open_basedir = /path-to-filerun:/path-to-user-files/
/path-to-user-files above with actual paths.
This allows PHP access to the FileRun application files (to run the application) and your files, to allow FileRun to manage them. You can add more paths, as needed. Under Windows, separate the directories with a semicolon character (;).
allow_url_fopen = On allow_url_include = Off variables_order = "GPCS" allow_webdav_methods = On memory_limit = 128M max_execution_time = 300 output_buffering = Off output_handler = "" zlib.output_compression = Off zlib.output_handler = "" safe_mode = Off register_globals = Off magic_quotes_gpc = Off date.timezone = "UTC"
UTC with your actual time zone. For a list of possible values, please visit: http://php.net/manual/en/timezones.php
PHP file upload handling
file_uploads = On upload_tmp_dir = /path/to/your/temp/folder/ upload_max_filesize = 20M post_max_size = 20M
/path/to/your/temp/folder/ with an actual path.
“post_max_size” needs to have at least the same value as “upload_max_filesize”. If you go with larger values than 20M keep in mind that your server might have other limitations in place, which might prevent FileRun from uploading file in larger chunks. If having troubles uploading larger files, always set the two settings lower not higher, as low as 2M. If you are sure that your server can receive larger pieces of files, than increasing these two values will allow for a faster throughput.
PHP executable handling
enable_dl = Off disable_functions = "" disable_classes = ""
Disabling functions such as “sys” and “exec” is a common practice but note that it does not necessary make your PHP safer and it disables any FileRun feature which requires third-party programs (ImageMagick, FFmpeg, Apache Tika, etc.)
PHP session handling
session.save_handler = files session.use_cookies = 1 session.use_only_cookies = 1 session.auto_start = 0 session.cookie_lifetime = 0 session.cookie_httponly = 1
It is a good practice to change “session.name” to something else than the PHP default.
The following are the extensions needed by FileRun. For performance, it's recommended that you disable anything else.
For installing ionCube, see this page.
The following extensions are optional, but good to have:
Newer cURL versions no longer include a SSL certificate bundle by default.
If your FileRun installation fails to connect to other servers because of SSL problems, you can fix it by downloading this file: https://curl.haxx.se/ca/cacert.pem
and configuring it inside “php.ini” like this:
[CURL] curl.cainfo = "/path/to/cacert.pem"
/path/to/cacert.pem with the actual path on your server.
Windows servers specific
fastcgi.impersonate = 0
To avoid troubles installing FileRun updates, make sure the above is set in your PHP configuration.
Besides the settings above, for everything else we recommend to leave the default PHP settings.