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Godaddy.com PHP.INI Register_Globals


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I am creating this topic to explain how I fixed the PHP.INI Register_Globals issue with Godaddy.com. You also need to understand that I am using shared server hosting.


I will explain the error message received.


Server Requirement Error: register_globals is disabled in your PHP configuration. This can be enabled in your php.ini configuration file or in the .htaccess file in your catalog directory.


When I modified the .htaccess per some of the suggestions, I would get a 500 server error and nothing would load. (It didn't like the .htaccess fix) I through I tried everything and was about to change web hosts.


I went to the Godaddy website and read that they allow you to modify your own php.ini file. This file lives in your root website. This is "yourwebsite" and not "yourwebsite/catalog" Find the php.ini file and add (or change) the following line.


It should read


register_globals = on


Save this in your php.ini file and leave it in your root directory.


It was an instant fix for me and I hope it clarifies problems for others.

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  • 2 years later...

Ok I figured it out. You have to add php5.ini if you have a godaddy account. You must add this file in three places - catolog, admin, install. Make sure it, reads register_globals = ON ,because you are changing your settings on godaddys server not on the website.

I am running php5 on a shared hosting plan with Mysql 4.1

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