Apache + PHP

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by lola, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. lola

    lola New Member

    I found out that if I disable the PHP module in my Apache Apache delivers all PHP pages in plain text so that everyone can read secret information like database passwords, etc. I have enabled the PHP module again, and it's working fine, but what if the module fails for some reason? Is there a way to tell Apache to not deliver PHP pages at all if the PHP module is not available?

  2. jojo

    jojo New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I had to set up a Wikimedia Wiki once, and it needs the same feature for certain directories for security reasons. I had to put the following lines in the virtual host container in my httpd.conf:

    <IfModule !mod_php4.c>
        <Files ~ '.php$'>
            Order allow,deny
            Deny from all
            Allow from none
        <Files ~ '.phps'>
            Order deny,allow
            Allow from all
    That's for Apche 1.3 and PHP4. If you use Apache 2.0, use

    <IfModule !sapi_apache2.c>
    instead of

    <IfModule !mod_php4.c>
    And don't forget to restart your Apache! ;)


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