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[Info] What your host allows for PHP

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2002 3:38 pm
by rmang
Here is a simple way to see what PHP does and does NOT allow on your server/host:


Code: Select all

<? phpinfo(); ?>
1. Put this in a text file, call it whatever you like, as long as it ends in .php or .php3 (ie test.php)

2. Upload this file to your account.

3. Call it on the web.

The version of PHP will be shown at the top of the page.

If your host allows file uploads, you will see this variable set to "1" or "on":

If your host is running in safe mode, you will see this variable set to "1" or "on":

To see what mail settings your host uses with PHP, look at the variables:
sendmail_from, sendmail_path, SMTP

If your host supports zlib or gzip, search for:
zlib or gzip

If your host has disabled certain PHP functions, look for:

If your host does not have MySQL support, there will NOT be a "mysql" section listed.

This should help you figure out if it is a server problem or software problem in many cases such as avatar uploads, gzip compression, email settings, and more.

Rob M.

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 10:40 pm
by Sheps
As a quick aside, phpBB does not support local(your computer to the server) avatar uploads on Version 4.0.4pl1. I have got gotten the official word on why yet, but I have been told that there are some security issues with V 4.0.4 pl1

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:01 am
by ickie
I have php-4.0.4pl1 and avatars work fine for me, and it allows uploads , as to securty, lol, i am having a dickins of a time just tryin to access the php.ini to edit max uploads, securty is real tough.