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safe_mode is a security mode of PHP (please see http://uk.php.net/manual/en/features.safe-mode.php for more information) which can cause some problems with poorly written or quite old scripts which expect to operate under the old security model of PHP. Yo...
We do not provide Shell/SSH/Telnet access to our shared hosting servers due to security reasons and resource tracking reasons. However, you are able to upload files via normal FTP, via Microsoft Frontpage Extensions and via the cPanel control panel syste...
All of our shared hosting servers support Apache Server Side Includes (also known as SSI). To activate this functionality, just ensure that your page names end in .shtml rather than the normal .html or .html extension.
Sorry, our shared hosting servers do not support SERVER-SIDE Java (client side Java - such as applets - will work as this is down to the visitors web browser and does not need any server support). We do not support Java Server pages (JSP), Microsoft Acti...
Often there is a need to run a PHP script which has a .html extension (for example, if you have changed your site to be dynamic but want to keep the same file names), this can be done by modifying the .htaccess file. Just either modify or create a new tex...
Occasionally, instead of returning a "404 Not Found" message or page to your users when they come across a page which does not/no longer exists on your site, you may which to redirect them to another page using a "301 Moved Permanently" redirect. The way...
On all accounts, we provide an inbuilt "form mail" script enabling people to send you messages via your website (such as a "Contact Us" page). However, you are free to use your own (or third party) PHP, Perl or python formmail (or web to mail) s...
You can change the default/initial page that comes up when a visitor goes to a folder/directory of your website by adding an entry to the .htaccess file in the appropriate folder/directory. Please note: This is an "advanced setting" and the changes you ma...
To help protect potential "hacker informative" error messages from being displayed, we've turned off (by default) showing of error messages on customers websites. The error message may still show up in your cPanel control panel's Error Log section though....
If you have a file called, for example, just example and it is actually a PHP file - you need to add the following entry into your .htaccess file: <Files example> SetHandler application/x-httpd-php <Files> If it's a Perl script, the sy...
To use Actinic Catalog software (a very popular Windows based ecommerce software package) on our Linux Cpanel servers, it needs to be configured thusly. Network Settings These can be found at the following locations: Actinic V3: View->Preference...
If you have just installed Moodle from Fantastico and the URL you installed Moodle onto reports the following when you try and access it: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your ...
If you have installed the "Advanced Guestbook" guest book system on your account and have lost the login details to it, you can reset the password as follows: Login to your cPanel control panel either via http://www.example.com/cpanel (where example.com ...
If you make changes (or add your own) php.ini file and you run a website with a Zend encoded script on there, you may receive the error message: Zend Optimizer not installed
If you have installed the osCommerce ecommerce shopping cart system on your site and have purchased a dedicated SSL certificate for use on your site (this can be done via the SSL Certificates section of your cPanel control panel), you just need to make a...
Normally, our servers limit uploads to PHP scripts to a 2Mb (2 megabyte) file limit. If you wish to increase this, you will need to perform the following: Go to your cPanel control panel and then click on the File Manager (usually within the "Site mainte...
Using a particular font (or typeface) on a website relies on the font (or type-face) being available on the visitors computer. For example, if you designed your site to use the non-standard font "XYZFONT" and the end user does not have that font, then the...
If your installation of osCommerce reports a "Sessions Directory" error, you will need to make the following modifications to the osCommerce files. In catalog/admin/includes/configure.php and catalog/includes/configure.php , change the line that reads: de...
If are you trying to install osCommerce or another Fantastico script and you are getting the message register_globals is disabled in php.ini, please enable it! Please: Go to your control panel and then click on File Management > File Manager...
Setting a proper 'From' address in PHP scripts is important so that replies, bounces, etc go back to an appropriate address rather than the default mailbox on your account The PHP mail() function can be referenced here: http://www.php.net/manual/en/func...
A "500 Internal Server Error" means that the server had problems running a script/program on your site (this is usually caused by a syntax error or similar fault in your script). If you consult the "Error Log" section of your cPanel control panel, it shou...
The Python interpreter can be called by having the first line of your Python CGI script set to: #!/usr/bin/python Python scripts should be located within the /public_html/cgi-bin folder of your account and end in the file extension .cgi. You should als...
If you are using a pre-written script/program or creating one yourself, you probably need to know where various "executables" can be found. Whilst most of these should be listed in the top left hand corner of your cPanel control panel, we have ...
Whilst we cannot provide support for the phpBB forum/bulletin board software available via Fantastico, you may find that phpBB's own Flash tutorials at http://www.phpbb.com/support/tutorials/ will show you how to use most of the phpBB functionality.
By default, the Agora cart ecommerce shopping cart system offers the following payment methods/payment gateways "as standard": 2Checkout AgoraPay Authorize.net eWay iTransact IONgate LinkPoint Basic Offline / Manual PayFlow PayPal PayPal IPN P...
The default/base install of osCommerce (as provided via the "Fantastico" option in your cPanel control panel) supports the follow payment methods (also known as payment gateways) "out of the box": 2CheckOut Paypal Authorize.net ipayment PSiGate SECP...