I tried to google this (as I usually have a lot of success) but I don't think I have the search words correct.
I cannot find out how to allow XAMPP to load local php.ini files without having to put an .htaccess file with the 'suPHP_ConfigPath' for each new directory I setup. When I make changes to my live sites I often change the .htaccess file and forget that it is different from the live sites thus creating 500 errors .
What I would like to do is simply just put a php.ini file in a directory (/xampp/htdocs/project_a1/ or /xampp/htdocs/blog/) which would allow the 'local' php.ini to change the default php.ini (the one found in the /xampp/php/ext/ directory).
I know my host does this so I assume its possible. Unless of course php 5.3 doesn't support this anymore?
Could someone point me in the right direction?