Php.ini 5.3 help

I have little to no clue what I’m doing as far as creating my own php.ini file, however when attempting to install IP.Board, I get these error messages:

Naturally I was advised by support to create my own php.ini file to override DreamHost’s. In my FTP client, I have created phprc files in /, /.php, and /.php/5.3

Should I create a php.ini file in the “5.3” folder? I am honestly lost as to what I am doing. If any could help me out it would be much appreciated.

The full path is: /home/username/.php/5.3/phprc <- (extensionless file)

Remove any others you’ve created and just edit that file.

Edit: Found my way, thanks for all your help!

Thanks again,