PHP Safe Mode Local Stays On, But Global Off

Jul 25, 2009

I've recently upgraded from Shared hosting to a VPS. I'm currently getting my new VPS setup before migrating my site over. On my shared server, both the global and local safe_mode directives were reported as off by php_infO(). On ym new server, the global is reported as off, but local is reported as on.

On my old server, the PHP was version 4.4.9 running as a CGI. On my new server, PHP 5.1.6 is running as an Apache 2.0 Handler.

I have already set safe_mode to off in my global php.ini file (hence why global is reported by off). However, I have no local php.ini files, htaccess files, or php directive settings in place, so I cannot figure out why local is set to on!

I've tried editing httpd.conf to include "php_admin_flag safe_mode Off", though I'm not certain I put it in the right place. There is only one website on this server.

With the CGI php on my old server, I was able to create a local php.ini file to overwrite global directives, but that seems to have no effect with the Apache Handler on my new server.

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