jhande Posted July 24, 2008 Share Posted July 24, 2008 I've been going through my notes and files checking what I have installed and what is on the to-do list. I noticed on my host (shared w/shared SSL) in cPanel that I am still running PHP 4.4.8 and not 5 even though I have enabled it. I am however running MySQL 5.0.45. Guess I need to call my host again. :o I stumbled across a note I left for myself: "Site broken with FastCGI enabled, PHP 5 register_globals=off needs patching. Bugs and problems even with patch. Research! Also had problems when I updated my version according to the upgrade.html in the RC1 download. Could only utilize the bug fixes & not the improvements. Wonder if it was do to still running PHP4 & not 5?" So I did a quick bit of research again and I'm still left in the clouds as to what I should do. :huh: It seems that patching to run register globals off depends on or can effect a few things: What shipping and payment modules your using, what contributions you have added, all seems that they "might" be effected. Leaving register globals on is a security issue and one forum downs osC for leaving such in it's coding - Bluehost Forum. I searched the contributions and Google to find an answer. Contribution - Register Globals Easy by iRAY (Jiri Stavinoha from www.magic-seo-url.com) Contribution - Register Globals by Richard Bentley (CMOTD) Contribution - Register Globals Patch Files by Vger This bit of info - Securely Retrieving GET or POST Data. I was wondering if someone could shead a little light on - which contrib should I use (hopefully with less problems LOL), any way of telling which mods might cause problems? Basically I just need a push in the right direction. :mellow: I can contact my host to switch my box to use PHP 5, but I don't know how long that might take them, thus how long to switch back if I incure problems. - :: Jim :: - - My Toolbox ~ Adobe Web Bundle, XAMPP & WinMerge | Install ~ osC v18.104.22.168 - Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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