Two functions are disabled and not working any more

Dear Sir,
I am facing a problem with two functions in my php code as they where working before yesterday i detected a bug through my code, the two functions are:

  1. set_time_limit
  2. openssl_encrypt

Thank you for your support

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The set_time_limit function is disabled on our hosting. The maximum execution time on free hosting is 60 seconds, and you cannot increase this.

The openssl_encrypt function is available though. What problems are you having using it?


I am using the following code
$simple_string = ‘mypassword’;
$ciphering = “camellia-256-cbc”;
$options = 0;
$encryption_iv = ‘123456789101123’;
$encryption_key = “GeeksforGeeks”;
$hash_password = openssl_encrypt($simple_string, $ciphering, $encryption_key, $options, $encryption_iv);
to create an encrypted password to be used in locking excel sheet with phpspreadsheet code
it was working fine till today. Also, i have found another problem in using the load function in phpspreadsheet it is not loading the excel sheet any more
I have enabled PHP directives for my domain but I only get blank page

Maybe it has something to do with the recent upgrade to PHP 8.1

Or the syntax has changed in a newer version, so your code is deprecated.

Can you tell us which version of PHP you have?
make a php file with this content
<?php phpinfo();

and have you tried AES 256 ( and does it work?)


my PHP is upgraded up to 8.1 I think this explain these bugs.
I have searched for any new syntax for openssl_encrypt under PHP 8.1 but with no luck. Also, I have already upgraded the phpspreadsheet in order to solve the excel load function with no luck

Hope to support me with any solutions or clues to solve these problems


I checked the issue and it seems that the OpenSSL extension is missing entirely from PHP 8.1, meaning any openssl_* functions are not available. iFastNet needs to add these missing extensions. I’m sorry to say that there is nothing you can do right now to fix this.


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