First I would like to thank SIPHERDEE for the post Unable to generate a CSR using the control panel (continued)
By commenting out the line:
;disable_functions = pcntl_alarm,pcntl_fork,pcntl_waitpid,pcntl_wait,pcntl_wifexited,pcntl_wifstopped,pcntl_wifsignaled,pcntl_wexitstatus,pcntl_wtermsig,pcntl_wstopsig,pcntl_signal,pcntl_signal_dispatch,pcntl_get_last_error,pcntl_strerror,pcntl_sigprocmask,pcntl_sigwaitinfo,pcntl_sigtimedwait,pcntl_exec,pcntl_getpriority,pcntl_setpriority,
in /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini, I was able to generate a CSR.
Now, is it safe to continue with this line commented and/or what part of the line prevented me from generating a CSR before I comment it out?