How to change settings in PHP
Since we adopted SUPHP the way to make changes in PHP is now no longer done in .htaccess.
To make changes create a text file and name it php.ini.
Add the PHP directives required to make the change you want.
You can find the correct use of the setting statement at this URL to PHP website
For instance to turn on or off magic quotes add magic_quotes_gpc=off or magic_quotes_gpc=on
Save this file to each the folder where your application is located.
You may need to save it in several folders depending on your application.