We were installing a new installation of Joomla 3 on our Godaddy shared hosting account. The PHP magic quotes was set to on and we needed to turn them off.


We made changes to the htaccess.txt file because of an article we found that suggested this. We made the change but still won’t install.

We need to restart php after the changes were made, but didn’t know how to do this on shared hosting. We called Godaddy and while on hold I found the answer.


Just needed to add the following to “php5.ini” file in the root directory of our hosting account. Thanks to “

magic_quotes_gpc = Off

I hope this helps someone else out there….