To make sure your PHP applications run performant, servant is using FPM as handler and comes with enabled OPcache module to speed up your PHP processing.

Default settings

When the virtual machine is booted for the first time, some of the PHP configurations are set as listed below:

Setting Value
error_reporting root
display_errors phpmyadmin
date.timezone The timezone set in Configuration file
xdebug.show_local_vars 1
xdebug.var_display_max_depth 5
xdebug.var_display_max_children 256
xdebug.var_display_max_data 1024


There’s a built in phpinfo page if you are interested in the current loaded settings:


Just like with the web server configuration, you can override the global PHP settings per virtual host in case you need a special PHP environment. Just create a .user.ini file inside your document root (htdocs by default) and insert your custom configuration:

always_populate_raw_post_data = -1
memory_limit = 512M