[pmwiki-users] new host setup Qs

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Jan 16 09:33:43 CST 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 07:54:38AM -0600, Tegan Dowling wrote:
> I'm trying out a new host, and trying to get my uninformed head around
> the various settings and options in the basic installation
> environment.  I (think I) know that I need to check the "PHP support"
> option, but should I then check the "(PHP 'safe_mode' on )"
> sub-option? Is safe mode useful/valuable/important? 

I find "safe mode" to be far more trouble than it's worth,
and despite its name, I don't think it makes anything
truly safer.  Indeed, I think it serves to lull site
administrators into believing that things are somehow
"safer" when they really not.


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