RSS-Bridge supports custom configurations for common parameters on the server side!

A default configuration file (config.default.ini.php) is shipped with RSS-Bridge. Please do not edit this file, as it gets replaced when upgrading RSS-Bridge!

You should, however, use this file as template to create your own configuration (or leave it as is, to keep the default settings). In order to create your own configuration perform following actions:

  • Create the file config.ini.php in the RSS-Bridge root folder (next to config.default.ini.php)
  • Copy the contents from config.default.ini.php to your configuration file
  • Change the parameters to satisfy your requirements

RSS-Bridge will automatically detect the config.ini.php and use it. If the file doesn’t exist it will default to config.default.ini.php automatically.

Notice: If a parameter is not specified in your config.ini.php RSS-Bridge will automatically use the default settings from config.default.ini.php.

Available parameters

The configuration file is split into sections:

System: This section specifies system specific parameters

Http client: This section has http client options

Cache: This section is all about the caching behavior of RSS-Bridge

Proxy: This section can be used to specify a proxy server for RSS-Bridge to utilize for fetching contents

Authentication: This section defines parameters to require authentication to use RSS-Bridge

Admin: This section specifies parameters related to the administrator of your instance of RSS-Bridge


This section provides following parameters:


Defines the timezone used by RSS-Bridge. This parameter can be set to any value of the values defined at

The default value is UTC.


This section provides following parameters:


Defines the cache type used by RSS-Bridge.

Type Description
file File based (default)
sqlite SQLite database
memcached Memcached service


Allow users to specify custom timeout for specific requests.

true = enabled

false = disabled (default)


This section provides following parameters:


Sets the proxy url (i.e. “tcp://”)

"" = Proxy disabled (default)


Sets the proxy name that is shown on the bridge instead of the proxy url.

"" = Show proxy url (default: “Hidden proxy name”)


Allow users to disable proxy usage for specific requests.

true = enabled

false = disabled (default)

Http client

This section provides the following parameters:

  • timeout
  • useragent


Default network timeout.


Default user agent.


This section provides following parameters:


Enables authentication for RSS-Bridge.

Notice: Login is required for all requests when enabled! Make sure to update feed subscriptions accordingly.

true = enabled

false = disabled (default)


Defines the user name used for login.


Defines the password used for login. Use a strong password to prevent others from guessing your login!


This section provides following parameters:


Advertises an email address where people can reach the administrator.

Notice: This address is displayed on the main page, visible to everyone!

"" = Disabled (default)

Example: email = ""


This section provides following parameters:


Defines how error messages are returned by RSS-Bridge

feed: As part of the feed (default)

http: As HTTP error message

none: No errors are reported


Defines how often an error must occur before it is reported to the user

report_limit: 1 (default)