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Scripting: How to Disable PHP Functions

  1. Log in to your account Hosting Summary
    Click for the Hosting Summary
  2. On the left pane, click on the Scripting Config.
    scripting config
  3. Under Scripting Configuration, click on the Manage PHP Scripting link.
    manage scripting config
  4. Under Actions, click on the Manage php.ini link.
  5. Locate the following block of code within your php.ini file:
  6. Just after 'disable_functions = ', write out the functions you want to disable (example: exec,passthru,popen). Here is a list of functions that are commonly disabled as a means to improve security:
    • exec
    • passthru
    • shell_exec
    • system,
    • proc_open
    • popen
    • curl_exec
    • curl_multi_exec
    • parse_ini_file
    • show_source
    7. Click the Save button once you are done.
    save button
    Important: Some themes, plugins, and features for popular PHP-based website builders (such as WordPress) may rely on one or more of these functions. Disabling these functions may cause certain features to stop working (notably, some WordPress automatic backup plugins).