How to enable and disable the PHP register_globals directive
This article describes how to enable and disable the register_globals directive in a custom php.ini file.
The information in this article only applies to certain types of hosting accounts. To determine whether or not the information below applies to your account, please see this article
This article assumes that you have already set up a custom php.ini
file on your web site. If you have not already set up a custom php.ini
file, please read this article
This article only applies to PHP 5.3 and earlier versions. The register_globals directive was removed in PHP 5.4.
Using the register_globals directive
directive is disabled by default. You should be aware of the security implications of enabling the register_globals
directive. For more information, please visit http://php.net/manual/en/security.globals.php
When the register_globals directive is enabled, PHP creates variables automatically from HTML form parameters and cookie data. To enable this functionality, use a text editor to modify the register_globals directive in the php.ini file as follows:
register_globals = on
To disable this functionality, modify the register_globals directive in the php.ini file as follows :
register_globals = off
To verify the current value of the register_globals
directive and other directives, you can use the phpinfo()
function. For more information, please see this article
- Custom php.ini files
You can use php.ini files to customize a wide range of PHP settings for your web site. Learn how here.
- Using php.ini directives
The directives in php.ini files allow you to control many settings for your web site. For example, you can control error logging, specify time zone information, and more.