More Blocked/Unavailable PHP Functions

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I just tried to use the crypt() function in PHP to secure some passwords for my website, with no luck. For some reason, that function is unavailable. Plus I can’t use .htaccess files to control directories, or use PHP to modify/upload files. My current host is really restricitve. I wonder if, even after getting the PEAR DB module (which has been superseded by some other module I don’t remember the name of), I’d be able to connect to a database on, say, my dad’s server, or a friend’s. Considering the security at my server’s location, probably not.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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