I contacted my host (GoDaddy) to have them turn off "magic_quotes_gpc" as I got the following error during installation:
GoDaddy replied with:
You have "magic_quotes_gpc" actually set to "ON" at your server while you should have it set to "OFF". Contact your host support and ask to turn it off.
I googled turning the setting on and off, and the one solution I found was:
Thank you for contacting online support. This setting is not one that is on your server but rather within your scripting itself. Unfortunately, because we do not provide coding support, we are unable to determine what specifically in your code may cause this command.
If you determine there is no issue with the code itself and believe the issue is server related, please reply with specific evidence of this and we will investigate the matter further.
This results in a "500 Internal Service Error" when visiting the install/index.php file, and goes away if I remove the line.
1) In your CPanel's File Manager (or any FTP client), locate the file /public_html/.htaccess
2) Edit the file .htaccess thru your CPanel's File Manager (or any FTP client) and add the following line at the end of your .htaccess file:
php_flag magic_quotes_gpc Off
3) Save .htaccess file. You are done!
How do I proceed?
Thanks ahead of time,