View Full Version : Need help with X-cart on fasthosts

30-03-2006, 10:17 PM
Hi I really need some help. I am trying to install the demo of x-cart on my site which is hosted with fasthosts. However it seems as though it wont let me because php safe_mode is turned on. How do I turn the safe_mode off. If anyone has used x-cart please help me out, if fasthosts is not any good for it please recommend another host.

I appreciate any help. Thank you



30-03-2006, 10:21 PM
You can't turn it on as it's a server side file and you can't have your own php.ini file either (well technically you can but not with 99.9999% of shared hosts)

Give me 5 mins as I've not heard of x-cart before and I'll whack it on my servers to see if I have any problems, don't think I will but I'll let you know in a bit...

30-03-2006, 10:25 PM
Scratch that they don't have a demo license for me to install ;)

Saying that the requirements here: http://www.x-cart.com/cart_system_requirements.html we can meet in full with our Windows Home plan: http://www.openmindhosting.co.uk/uk-windows-web-hosting.cfm

If you decide to go ahead with us I'll even install it for you as I'm nice like that :D

30-03-2006, 10:34 PM
You maybe able to turn it on depending on how Apache has been setup. Basically if AllowOveride All is allowed but I don't think it would be with Fasthosts. (Mind you when I was with oneandone.co.uk it did allow it.)

Try putting this in a file called .htaccess

php_value safe_mode "1"

30-03-2006, 11:07 PM
Just to prove a point, took about 10 mins to install: http://www.openmindhosting.co.uk/xcart/home.php

30-03-2006, 11:17 PM
Hey openmind are you using fasthosts. If not what are you using and how did you install it so quick

30-03-2006, 11:21 PM
Shame on you!!! :D

I own my own servers and provide hosting services to people from all over the UK and further beyond. I also provide hosting for quite a few members of Shell ;)

30-03-2006, 11:40 PM
Hey openmind sorry about the silly comment as Im not paying attention as Im getting 2 stressed out.
I just had a look at your hosting package and it looks pretty good. I have got a 60 money back offer with fasthosts. Seeing as though x-cart was simple for you to install Im sure your hosting could be ideal for me. I will get in contact with you soon. Probably next monday to discuss more. Thanks a lot for your help.



30-03-2006, 11:42 PM
No problem at all Tahir, glad I could help.

And listen, don't get stressed about this stuff, there is always someone around to help... :)

30-03-2006, 11:46 PM
Good to know that people on shell are so helpful. Will try not 2 get 2 stressed. Thanks again