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X-Cart opinions

6:30 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I have been looking at x-cart recently.

It is a nice package and I was about to buy it when I saw that it requires PHP safe mode to be disabled.

I asked my host and they would not do this on the grounds it is a security hole.

It is not much use asking x-cart themselves as they would say it is OK.

I am looking for a few opinions - is X-Cart a flawed product in this respect or is my host been overly cautious.


7:23 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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PHP safe mode can conflict with lots of things. I'd say that your host is overly cautious but I'm not a PHP guy.
10:46 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I like x-cart too, but i have same problem, php safe mode is on..


10:51 pm on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)


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I have always run with safe mode off on all sites, more of a pain than anything else.
4:43 pm on Oct 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Just my uninformed $0.03, but it would scare me to hear that a *shopping cart* software requires a low-security setting.

I suppose you could still secure the server outside of PHP, but this does require some expertise.