Php5 port and Apache Module
chris at vindaloo.com
Sat Jun 9 21:13:11 UTC 2007
> The php4 & php5 port apache module used to be default before FBSD 6.0.
> Many people before you on this list have wanted the php4/5 apache module
> turned back on as default but so far the port maintainer has not done
> in any way of justifying removing the apache module from the default setting
> or re-enable it as the default.
> This has forced all php4/5 users who want to use php in apache to compile it
> manually with the apache module option selected during the make install of
> the port.
> When it was part of the default the php4/5 package was so quick to install
> and ready to work with apache without any special handling.
> Hope you have better luck finding the justification for it being removed
> from the default.
I've been operating under the assumption that:
There is some configuration you can do in
/usr/local/etc/apache*/httpd.conf to get apache to use the CGI version
That this can be done without requiring a shebang (#! ...) line at the
beginning of every php script;
And that using php as a CGI script offers better performance than
running it as an apache module.
Looking on the internet though I cannot seem to find a set of
instructions for configuring php-cgi in apache2. And once I do find the
configuration I'll have to have a shebang at the start of every php
module. Further all the performance comparisons that I've seen seem show
that the performance of php as a FastCGI script and as an Apache Module
are about equal.
I don't want to get into a war. I'm still assuming that the port
maintainer knows something that I don't. If I cannot get this running
soon I guess that I will go back to mod_php5 and revisit this later.
__o "All I was doing was trying to get home from work."
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Christopher Sean Hilton <chris | at | vindaloo.com>
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