I sent an email to my hosting company initially because I could not run the function phpinfo(). They replied that access to that function was removed for security reasons.
I then tried to place a .htaccess file to allow me to save session info and this caused an internal server error. I queried the hosting company and got this response:
> 1) I have created a .htaccess file at <my moodle site>/.htaccess
> to tweak a few settings on my Moodle installation. At the moment I have
> renamed it to old.htaccess as it causes an internal server error. This
> is the default .htaccess file for the installation - could you please
> let me know what is going wrong? Are there security restrictions in
> place to prevent the use of overrides?
Yes you will not be able to do that on a shared hosting plan, we run a wrapped c
ommand line version of PHP for security reasons so scripts run with their owners
permissions. This is required by the level of security required by shared hosti
You will need to specify your PHP variables within your script environment inste
ad using an include file for example.
> 2) Can you please set up a cron job for me : I would like to run the
> script <my moodle site>/admin/cron.php every five minutes.
Every 5 minutes seems a bit excessive, what does the script do?
This frustrates me as this is one of the major hosting companies in Austalia! Is there anything I can do to get around this?