my provider has in fact disabled exec for security reasons. They told me these alternatives:
1. rename the file (image-inc.php) to *.phpx so PHP works as CGI which than is allowed to use exec
2. make a .htaccess file to have the PHP files working as CGI.
Content of .htaccess should be
with PHP5 in CGI-Mode:
AddHandler php5-cgi .php
with PHP4 in CGI-Mode:
AddHandler php4-cgi .php
But than again, they warned me of possible session problems?
HELP! What do you recommend to do? Edited to add:
I tried to change image-inc.php to image-inc.phpx and modified the call of this file in 6 other files as well. I still got the error message