When installing Joomla on a shared package, the pre-installation checklist will often show an error next to the “Magic Quotes GPC Off” value:
To resolve this issue, use the following steps (replace USER and JOOMLAINSTALL with the username of the cPanel account and joomla install directory in question):
1. Using either cPanel file manager or SSH, navigate to the install directory of Joomla (e.g. /home/USER/public_html/JOOMLAINSTALL)
2. Open the file named “php.ini”. If there is no “php.ini” file in the directory, create the file and add the following:
magic_quotes_gpc = Off
3. Open the file named”.htaccess”. If there is no “.htaccess” file in the directory, create the file and add the following:
deny from all
4. Refresh the Joomla installer and the error should be gone.
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