Since the release of Dolphin 6.1.x a convenient phpinfo.php file has been included in your admin panel located at yoursite.com/admin/phpinfo.php. Problem is most do not know it is there or even how to access it, let alone what it does or how useful it can be.

It is protected so general web browsers, bots, and so forth can't access it directly.

I have made a few modifications so you can view this phpinfo.php file/info directly in your admin panel. Which, in my opinion should be integrated with dolpin to begin with.

Originally you can't view this in your admin panel, so this mod will enable you to view it in your admin panel where it should be.

This is a simple task and only takes 5 mins and probably less.

If you have Dolphin 6.1.x(6.1.0/6.1.2/6.1.3/or better) backup your original at:

To do this lets just rename it if this mod doesn't work for you then we can restore it.

Download the modified phpinfo.php file from this site
Download phpinfo.php for Admin Panel

Rename the original:



Upload the the phpinfo.php file included in this download to your admin panel at: yoursite.com/admin/phpinfo.php

Then simply...

Log into your Dolpin admin panel.

On the left column just under logout find and click on the little wrench looking icon for adminMenuCompose.php

Towards the bottom of your screen drag a "New Item" block up in the "All Items" area to "settings".

Click on the center of this "New Item" and enter the following details:

Title: PHP Info
Url: phpinfo.php
icon: phpinfo.gif

click save changes

Upload the .gif file to the appropriate directory so it will display in your admin panel. Upload to

Refresh your admin panel page in your browser to update the changes.

Now click on the Settings link in the left column of your admin panel and you should have PHP Info option with the php icon.

Click on this to review your hosts php settings within you admin panel.

This can be used to determine if register globals is on or off. What your upload limits are and a number of other settings useful setting for your own piece of mind, as well as trouble shooting.

This phpinfo.php file is protected by dolphin so there is very little concern about others viewing this file. You can verify that it is protected by trying to access the file directly. To do so you need to make sure you are logged out of your admin panel completely. Close all browsers. Then start up your browser and visit yoursite.com/admin/phpinfo.php if you are prompted for a user/password there is no way anyone else can see this file without knowing your dolphin admin user/password. (occassionally firefox cache's this so be sure you completely close out firefox/mozilla competely.)

Php Info Link

You should see something like this:

Php Info From Admin Panel

You can now view your hosts php information within your admin panel.
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Tutorial by: Jeremy LeSarge (AKA Ray)

I am the owner and administrator of DialMe.com. I write Tutorials for Boonex Dolphin as well as tips and resources surrounding website programming and development. I enjoy working with WordPress, SEO, and Web Hosting / Servers. I also maintain a WordPress Blog here on this site where you will find a variety of technology and webmaster resources.

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