Why php as an apache module??

Discussion in 'Developers' Forum' started by yayien, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. yayien

    yayien New Member

    All is in the title... I don't understand why you run php as an apache module whereas we can use cgi and so run each php script by his owner so simply...
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    You can run PHP as cgi. Simply check CGI in the web site settings, and if you have configured PHP as cgi, it should work. :)
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Generally PHP is faster with apache mod_php, the drawback is that everything runs under the permissions of the webserver user. A solution might be the use of suphp. Does anyone tried this?
  4. yayien

    yayien New Member

    yes me under debian but not with the package because it is too permissive so I compiled it..
  5. Spum

    Spum New Member

    Hmm, yeah - but there are some advantages to running PHP as an apache module, mainly because of the integration, and also that it's handled by apache, as opposed to having to pass arguments through the binary.
  6. yayien

    yayien New Member

    Yes but php scripts will not be run by apache user, but by the currently user..(because under apache there is a big exploit with uploading scripts..)
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Maybe we shall have a look at suPHP. This enables PHP to run under individual users with the good integration and fast execution of mod_php.

    The website of the project is:


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