Php gettext extension works on my local host but its not working on my hosting

I tried php gettext in my localhost and everything worked, but when I uploaded the files to my hosting it said the following:

Warning: putenv(): Safe Mode warning: Cannot set environment variable 'LC_ALL' - it's not in the allowed list in /www/ on line 4 Fatal error: Call to undefined function bindtextdomain() in /www/ on line 6

I'm using the free hosting service Zymic (Does it have to do with the fact that its FREE?).

My localization.php:

<?php $locale = "de_DE"; if (isSet($_GET["locale"])) $locale = $_GET["locale"]; putenv("LC_ALL=$locale"); setlocale(LC_ALL, $locale); bindtextdomain("messages", "./locale"); bind_textdomain_codeset("messages", 'UTF-8'); textdomain("messages"); ?>

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I'm using the free hosting service Zymic (Does it have to do with the fact that its FREE?).

Probably. It has safe_mode enabled and you can't change the LC_ALL environment variable. You will run into these kind of problems on every host that has safe_mode enabled, and most free ones have it that way.

Try to remove the putenv() call and see what happens then.

The first problem is the warning message you are getting, which indicates that safe_mode is enabled -- which is too often the case when you are on some shared hosting service.

And when safe_mode is enabled, you cannot set any kind of environment variables : the only one you can set, using putenv, are the ones which have a name that starts by something listed in safe_mode_allowed_env_vars.

LC_ is probably not an allowed prefix ; which means you cannot do this :


This line being useless, you might want to remove it -- that'll at least make the warning go away...

After that, you have a second problem : the function bindtextdomain doesn't exist -- hence the Fatal Error that ends your script.

That function being one of those provided by the gettext extension, I would say that this extension is not installed / enabled on your hosting service...

You can check that running a page that contains :


It'll list all extensions that are installed / enabled ; if gettext is not one of those, there is not much you can do, unfortunately...

Contacting your histing provider so they install that extension would be an idea... But with a free hosting service, I doubt it'll help... You'll probably have to go with another hosting service (even if it costs a few dollars/euros... )

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