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PHP 5.5

Available PHP VersionsPHP 5.3PHP 5.4PHP 5.5 Please review the following article to determine if PHP 5.5 can be enabled on your specific hosting account: •What Version of PHP Are You Using?PHP 5.5 for Linux Shared and Reseller HostingPHP 5.5 is available on all Linux Shared and Reseller hosting accounts by navigating to the PHP Configuration […]

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How to Disable PHP Safe Mode – Windows Shared

When enabled, PHP safe mode places restrictions on certain functions of scripts for security reasons; however, some scripts may require safe mode to be disabled. Windows Shared hosting customers can disable safe mode, as well as view and modify the PHP configuration for their websites, through the PHP Settings option in Plesk. PHP safe mode […]

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PHP 5.4

Available PHP VersionsPHP 5.3PHP 5.4PHP 5.5 Please review the following article to determine if PHP 5.4 can be enabled on your specific hosting account: •What Version of PHP Are You Using?PHP 5.4 for Linux Shared and Reseller HostingPHP 5.4 is the default version on all Linux Shared and Reseller hosting accounts. If you wish to […]

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PHP and PHP Settings

PHP is a general-purpose server-side scripting language originally designed for Web development to produce or making dynamic Web pages. Our servers are already configured with standard settings for PHP that have been selected by our administrators to be the most optimal setting for a majority of our customers. Most of the default setting can be […]

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Moodle and PHP Versions

Different version of Moodle require different versions of PHP. •Moodle 1.9.x requires a minimum of PHP v 4.3.0 to run.•Moodle 2.0 needs PHP v 5.2.8 or higher.•Moodle 2.1 needs PHP v 5.3.x.•Moodle 2.2 needs PHP v 5.3.2 or higher.All our servers support both PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3 (with the exception of Windows Shared & […]

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Is it Possible to Install ionCube PHP Accelerator on Shared Server?

This is not possible on a shared or reseller plan. Basically, any kind of PHP op caching is not available with our PHP configuration. You must upgrade to a VPS or Dedicated Server to install ionCube PHP Accelerator

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How to Get Your php.ini Path with SuPHP

You can specify which php.ini file is used within a certain directory if you have multiple php.ini files. To do this, edit your .htaccess file located in the directory you wish to use and add the following .htaccess code: The code below uses “/home/username/www/folder/php.ini” as the location of the php.ini file. Be sure to replace […]

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PHP email – From header

If you do not want to have your PHP Email to show as being sent from the cPanel user, the following options will allow you to change that. These instructions are provided for your convenience, but please remember we do not offer support to code this, nor do we promise to make your code work. […]

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PHP 5.3

All of our servers (except Chilisoft ASP servers) support PHP 5.3. PHP 5.3 may need to be enabled on an account before it can be utilized. Please see the instructions below for your specific hosting plan. •Shared/Reseller Accounts See Below•Windows Shared Accounts See Below•VPS Accounts See Below•Dedicated Servers See BelowScript CompatibilityBefore switching to PHP 5.3, […]

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Default files .htaccess and php.ini

Note: If the .htaccess file is coded incorrectly, it can cause website errors. Please keep in mind that HostGator does not provide direct support regarding the coding of .htaccess files. This resource is for informational purposes only. Before you make changes to your .htaccess file, we strongly recommend creating a full backup of your files. […]

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PHP Modules

These modules are currently installed on all servers (Linux and Windows), except as indicated below. If you are missing any of these modules, please contact us via phone or live chat; or submit a ticket with the names of the modules.Any modules NOT listed are either not compatible or not allowed on shared, reseller or […]

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Apache Handlers, Running HTML as PHP

Apache Handlers allow you to control how Apache will manage certain file types. When Apache recognizes a file, it has an action built in for that file type and will perform that action. If you want Apache to perform a different action, you will need to make a handler to tell Apache to perform that […]

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Register Globals and other PHP settings

Register Globals and other PHP settingsOverviewphp.iniRegister GlobalsLimitsView SettingsRegister GlobalsDue to serious security concerns, the register globals feature has been deprecated as of PHP 5.3.0 and removed as of PHP 5.4.0. The information covering register globals below applies to earlier versions of PHP only. To turn register globals off, you will need to change the settings […]

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PHP Memory Limit Error

Allowed Memory Size Exhausted ErrorsFatal error: Allowed memory size of 12582912 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 23456789 bytes) in somefile.phpFatal Error: PHP Allowed Memory Size ExhaustedThese errors occur when PHP tries to process a large database record, or when importing or exporting a database. To fix the problem, please modify the memory_limit line in php.ini […]

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Is PHP Running as Apache or CGI?

Normally, we run PHP as CGI. On your phpinfo() page, this is the setting listed under Server API. Shared and Reseller hosting cannot change this

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PHP Settings that Cannot be Changed

Shared and Reseller hosting are shared environments and have certain limits on what can be changed in order to maintain the stability of the server. Dedicated Server and VPS customers may change all the settings in the php.ini file and do not have the same limits as Shared and Reseller hosting. Shared and Reseller HostingPHP […]

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What Version of PHP Are You Using?

We are running PHP 5 on all of our servers. The default version of PHP on your server depends on your hosting type. Please note: Secondary installs of PHP — any installation of PHP that is outside what is managed via cPanel — are free. We are currently working to make all PHP versions available […]

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Elements of a Good Website

There is only ONE element of a great website – To create the best possible experience for the targeted visitor. Period. How do we do that? Planning Define and understand the targeted demographic Ensure that the goals remain the catalyst of the site Optimized directory structure Optimized and relevant content (including images) Search Engine Optimization […]

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Analyzing Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free product available from Google and (provided your site has the proper Analytics tracking code installed), keeps track of web traffic in great detail, including an option for “Real-Time” data (still in BETA). Components of Google Analytics When you log into Google Analytics, you’re typically shown your “dashboard” which includes a chart […]

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META Information

The “meta-keywords” tag:  While some search engines rely on it, Google ignores it. Still spend time on writing relevant keywords, but try to keep the specific to that page. Duplicate content (on the page) or in the “head” of the document will have negative impact on SEO. The “meta-description” tag: A necessity for SEO if […]

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