Apache 2 / PHP Installation

JJB Barbish3 at adelphia.net
Sat May 15 13:32:27 PDT 2004

I went to the link you posted and referenced.
My reading of what is written is the warning is about using the
older versions of php on apache2. I do not take what is written as
meaning that the current versions of php is not compatible or is an
security risk, or in some way will cause problems if used on
apache2. I think the word "production" is being misused in the
warning statement.  To some degree, an warning about using apache2
in production can also be said, but many users do use apache2 in

So to answer the Bruces question. Apache2 does not install with php
support included. You have to install the FBSD port or package of
php4 or mod_php4.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Kevin D.
Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 2:02 PM
To: Bruce Hunter
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Apache 2 / PHP Installation

Bruce Hunter wrote:

> Hi all,
> I installed Apache 2 from the ports collection. Does apache2 come
> php support? Probably not, but not sure. I want to install php on
> system. I'm not sure what port I need to install?? All the pre
> are for 1.* versions of Apache. What's the deal?
> Thanks so much,
> Bruce

The deal is, Apache2 and PHP are basically a "no no".  From

"                                            Warning

Do not use Apache 2.0 and PHP in a production environment
neither on Unix nor on Windows."

That same page goes on to give other instructions, which I must
presume are for "non-production" environments.  Perhaps you
can gain additional insight there.

Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.
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