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Why can’t I transfer my domain name?

If you wish to transfer your domain name to another domain name company, there are some factors which can either delay or prohibit the transfer from happening. All issues have a solution, but some issues may take some time to resolve. Brief list of issues affecting domain name transfers Domain is 60 days or older: […]

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What Software and Program Versions Does eCreations Offer?

eCreations offers a variety of software for shared and reseller servers. Quick ReferenceApache 2.2.24 and 2.2.25 PHP(New Accounts*) 5.3.27 and 5.4.17(dual environment) PHP(Legacy Accounts**) 5.2.17 and 5.3.27(dual environment) Perl 5.8.8 MySQL 5.5.23 or higher JSP Available only on dedicated and VPS cPanel 11.40.x – auto updated to latest version GD / Image Magic 6.6.3 New […]

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How to Set up a Mailing List in cPanel

To install phpList via QuickInstall: 1.Log into cPanel. 2.In the Software/Services section, click the QuickInstall icon. 3.In the left menu, under Mail Software, click phpList. 4.Click Continue. 5.Select the domain on which you’d like phpList installed. 6.Enter the admin email, installation name and admin username. 7.Click Install Now. 8.Once the installation is complete, you can […]

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PHP 5.4 Server Update

In order to better serve our customers, eCreations is making an important upgrade in your server’s default configuration. The default version of PHP employed by our servers will be updated to PHP 5.4. This change will ensure a more secure and stable hosting environment going forward. To help make this transition as smooth as possible, […]

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Changing the include path in a script or the custom php.ini file

If you need to change the include_path, you can do so in the script itself or in the custom php.ini file. Script In a PHP script you would add this line: ini_set(‘include_path’, ‘/new/include/path’);with the path you want to use. php.ini Alternatively, you can place this directive in the php.ini file. The php.ini file is where […]

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PHP Configuration Plugin

If you ever encounter problems with the way your server handles PHP packages, it may be helpful to view and/or modify your server’s PHP configuration. For example, if your site uses an older script that is incompatible with a newer PHP version, you may want to configure the site to use an older version of […]

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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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