How to disable mod_security on shared hosting via .htaccess

Question: I’m installing a new php cart and get the error :

Your webserver has the mod_security module enabled. As a result, you may see the “403 Forbidden” or “Not Acceptable” error messages after submitting forms that contain “curl”, “perl”, “set”, etc. It is recommended to disable this module or reconfigure it so that these words are not forbidden.*

How can I disable mod_security?


To disable mod_security, add the following to a .htaccess file in the base directory for the script you are trying to install.

SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off

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