Category: PHP

The ensuing discussion made it clear that many developers (including myself) don’t realize how complex environment variables in PHP actually are.
Using Environment Variables For Application ConfigThe Twelve-Factor App Methodology popularized the idea of using environment variables to store configuration for software.
Otherwise, anyone can inject environment variables using the same mechanism the web server uses to pass environment variables to your application.
You declare your environment variables in a file called .env at the root of your project, and a library loads all of the environment variables into your application when it boots.
Kubernetes supports defining environment variables and using secrets for environment variables.
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