This article will explain how you can disable PHP safe mode.
To disable the PHP Safe mode globally (i.e server wide), please edit the following files:
Please Note: Changing the below files is not recommended and should be done so at own risk.
You will need to alter the following directives within the files to:
Safe mode = Off
Alternatively, should you wish to disable this on a per site basis, please follow these steps:
Login to your Parallels Plesk Panel.
Click on the Websites & Domains tab.
Click on the relevant domain name link.
Under the Web Scripting and Statistics section deselect the tick box next to PHP 'safe_mode' on.
By default, PHP is configured to operate in safe mode, with functional restrictions that strengthen hosting security.
Click on the OK button.
To learn more about PHP safe mode, refer to http://php.net/features.safe-mode.