have been given some misinformation. From my reading of http://php.net/manual/en/configuration.file.per-user.php
, it sounds like .user.ini files supplement
(override) php.ini settings on a directory-by-directory basis. php.ini files will continue to be recognized and processed, but you can use .user.ini files to fine tune PHP settings, such as one set for your store and another for your blog. At least, that's how I'm
reading it -- this is not
an official pronouncement from Lunarpages! And it's been around for a while now... since PHP 5.3 or so.
If LP is intent on setting up their servers in a non-standard way (contrary to what apache.org or php.net documents), I really wish they would state so plainly, up front! I spent months trying to figure out why my .htaccess wasn't working right, and finally determined that if you give a valid path, it will skip
over lower level .htaccess files and go directly to the final directory! In other words, /.htaccess wouldn't be processed!