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Date:      Wed, 29 Jun 2011 18:26:13 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        Grant Peel <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Apache 2.2 + PHP5 + SuExec + (fast-cgi or mod_fcgid)
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I would guess so, however I have no experience with fcgi on apache, I
only run it with nginx and lighttpd servers.


On 6/29/11 6:04 PM, Grant Peel wrote:
> Should I be using suPHP then instead of the formentioned suexec/mod_fcgid ?
> 
> -Grant
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Damien Fleuriot
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:25 AM
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Apache 2.2 + PHP5 + SuExec + (fast-cgi or mod_fcgid)
> 
> *fast* cgi , which as the name implies, is erm, fast ;)
> 
> See, only apache has PHP as a module.
> 
> Other web servers such as nginx or lighttpd use a fastcgi process.
> 
> This has several advantages:
> 
> - you'll no longer see apache exit with (quote) a "signal 11, core
> dumped" because of lousy php code / errors.
> - you can use different php config files for different vhosts
> - php fcgi is faster
> - you can use process accounting to check the processing time consumed
> individually by your web server , and your PHP processes
> - you will slightly reduce the size of your apache processes, since
> they'll no longer load mod_php
> 
> 
> 
> On 6/29/11 8:31 AM, Van Der Meulen, Mark wrote:
>> I am under the impression that suPHP is the better/more secure way of
>> running PHP with Apache. In addition you don't need suEXEC to do so. Am
>> I incorrect in these assumptions? What are the benefits of running PHP
>> as a CGI(if you don't mind me asking) ?
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Grant Peel
>> Sent: Wednesday, 29 June 2011 2:13 PM
>> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>> Subject: Apache 2.2 + PHP5 + SuExec + (fast-cgi or mod_fcgid)
>>
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> I am researching how to run PHP as CGI with Apache's Suexec module. Up
>> to
>> this point we have been using PHP as an Apache mod, but are looking to
>> move
>> to the more secure solution.
>>
>> I am not sure this is exactly the right list top post to so if anyone
>> knows
>> a better one please let me know :-)
>>
>> I am using FreeBSD (8) as the OS, Apache 2.2, PHP5 with several
>> extensions
>> installed.
>>
>> What I am looking for is to have PHP run as a CGI wrapped with suexec,
>> and
>> to have the fastcgi module, or, mod_fcgid. I have never set this up
>> before
>> so if anyone knows of a usefull 'how-to' that would be great. I have
>> been
>> reading through
>> http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-apache22-fastcgi-php-configuration/
>> and
>> it seems to have some good hints.
>>
>> Of course, once we get this all figured out, I will post a complete step
>> by
>> set here.
>>
>> TIA,
>>
>> -Grant
>>
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