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my web host runs "php safe"

#1
I'm looking at putting xenForo on my web host.
I've looked at IP Board & all the others, in my opinion XenForo is the cleanest looking, least cluttered & most attractive forum I have seen. Love the facebook / twitter SEO integration too.

BUT

My web host runs php (5.2.12) in "safe mode".

Q. Does xenForo need php in "non-safe mode" just for the install?
or does php safe need to be turned off all the time for the board to run.

-or- is there a work-around?
 

Nasr

Well-known member
#2
download this file and upload it to your forum directory and run it to test for compatibility. plus some hosts will turn safe-mode off if you ask them. I asked my host and they did that for me.
 
#3
I'm looking at putting xenForo on my web host.
I've looked at IP Board & all the others, in my opinion XenForo is the cleanest looking, least cluttered & most attractive forum I have seen. Love the facebook / twitter SEO integration too.

BUT

My web host runs php (5.2.12) in "safe mode".

Q. Does xenForo need php in "non-safe mode" just for the install?
or does php safe need to be turned off all the time for the board to run.
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/beta-release-date-and-pricing.3876/#post-63080
(Installation and Upgrades test script)
-or- is there a work-around?
http://php.net/manual/en/features.safe-mode.php
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
We require safe mode to be off, mostly due to manipulating the file system in some instances. So XF requires safe_mode to be off when running.
 
#5
Thanks to Nasr, Jose Amaral Mota & Mike for answers & explanations.
I need to find a new web host, one who allows php to run in 'normal' mode.

May I ask is this a standard requirement (php running in 'non safe mode') for other forum software written in php?