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#1   K-9 Manor East

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 05:18 PM

Hi I have just installed os commererce and when I try to bring it up. I get the following error

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.

can anyone help?

#2   Vger

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:12 AM

Server Requirement Error: register_globals is disabled in your PHP configuration
You get this message when Register Globals is set to 'off' in a file called php.ini.
On a shared server you may have access to a 'local' copy of php.ini, but it's most
likely that you won't.  If you do then you can edit your local copy to set
Register Globals to 'on'.  On a shared server you certainly won't have access to
the main php.ini file which is for all sites on the server.

What can you do if you don't have access to a php.ini file?

1.  You can create a file called php.ini and put this inside the file: Register Globals = On
2.  You then put this file in the catalog folder (if you use one), and again inside the
admin folder, and yet again inside the install folder.
3.  If your site is hosted on an Apache server with a Unix or Linux Operating System then
you can try turning on Register Globals by the use of a .htaccess file in the folder level
where your osCommerce website will be located, with this code in it: php_flag register_globals on
and you can also try: php_value register_globals on or you can try using 1 instead of on
4.  You cannot use .htaccess files on a Windows server and the use of .htaccess to turn
on Register Globals may not even work on an Apache server, because your host may have
disallowed it.
5.  If all else fails you can install the Register Globals Patch by Richard Bentley which
is available from the Contributions section of the osCommerce Forums.  This enables the
default osCommerce to work with Register Globals set to off in php.ini.
6.  Be aware that if you use the Register Globals Patch most Contributions (add-ons)
available for osCommerce won't work on your website without modification, because
most are not written to work with Register Globals set to off in php.ini