: My host doesnt have the show error messages set and when i asked them if they could change it, they said no. is there a way to show the php errors on the page with a code?
What hoster are you at? Stupid... just see here: http://de3.php.net/manual/de/function.set-error-handler.php
add the sample code, to your script. This will override the php internal error handler, and add the sample error handler, which display all errors and warnings ;)