I am new to Dreamhost, so please pardon my ignorance!
I recently uploaded my php files to my DH VPS. When I was developing my files on my MAMP, I modified my php.ini file so that my max_execution_time was very long (3000s). I tried doing the same modification to the DH VPS php.ini file, but after some "500 internal server error" responses, and some troubleshooting, It seems as though there must be a hidden setting somewhere that won't let my max_execution_time go any longer than 120 seconds. Is there another setting that I should know about and change, so that my max_execution_time can be bumped up and followed? I read that there might be a way to do this via modification of an .htaccess file, but I am not sure that will resolve my issue.
Just to be clear, there wasn't any written setting (in my php.ini file) regarding max_execution_time, so I added that line of code. Apache is recognizing any changes I make to that variable, up to 120 seconds (i.e. up until 120 seconds, I don't get the 500 internal server error at all, just a fatal error, max execution time exceeded warning).
Can anyone help me figure out where the hidden variable I need to adjust might be... or perhaps help by enlightening me regarding a slick (or not-so-slick) work-around?
Thanks in advance!