How do I disable PHP safe mode on my 123-reg server running Plesk?

This article applies to 123-reg servers running Plesk.

This article will explain how you can disable PHP safe mode on a 123-reg server running Plesk.

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.

  • /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
  • /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini
  • /etc/php5/cli/php.ini

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:

Please select the version of Plesk you are using below.

To learn more about PHP safe mode, refer to


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