Evaluating sitezen; needs system() enabled; looking for recommendations on best pract


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Sep 14, 2009
Hi all,

I am running suphp with cP/WHM on my Centos host.
In evaluating the sitezen site builder software I have come across an error when a customer (or anyone) launches the sitebuilder software from the icon installed into cP.

This is because the system() function needs to be enabled in php.ini - or not excluded by the disable_functions entry...

I have not done anything to try and resolve this - ie enabling it in the system wide php.ini because I found that I couldn't determine where in the user account system (user's homes) I could add a modified php.ini that would work - I expect because the cP works outside of the constraints of the user's php.ini with respect to suphp...

I don't want to open a can of worms from a security pov.

Their support response is:
You need to take system out of the disable_functions in your php.ini
to use the cPanel login method.

What can anyone recommend as a way of enabling the calls this site builder needs with a minimal/acceptable impact on security?

Many thanks in advance,