I cannot find the place (i.e. file/physical location, not the control panel setting) ISPConfig is specifying the open_basedir, nor can I do anything to change the open_basedir value in phpinfo() I've tried putting "php_admin_value open_basedir none" in my vhosts (sites-available and sites-enabled), I've tried changing it in the ISPConfig panel and it does not update the phpinfo() output, I've tried just about everything I can think of and none of it works after restarting apache. No matter what I do, open_basedir is still /var/www/clients/client1/web14/web:/var/www/clients/client1/web14/tmp:/var/www/domain.com/web:/srv/www/domain.com/web:/usr/share/php5:/tmp:/usr/share/phpmyadmin:/etc/phpmyadmin:/var/lib/phpmyadmin How can I completely remove the open_basedir for one or all of my websites? This isn't a security concern for me, I just want it gone for a few things like CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION and some other functions disabled with open_basedir. edit: This is a fresh debian 6 install btw - ISPConfig v18.104.22.168 and everything else is up to date. I'm assuming this has something to do with /usr/local/ispconfig/server/conf/php-cgi-starter.master, but I'm not sure how to change this file or the files created based on this file.