PHP5 as apache module using packages

Mel fbsd.questions at
Thu Dec 18 07:17:43 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 17 December 2008 16:08:43 Ott Köstner wrote:

> Nothing special needed. Just a regular Apache, MySQL, and PHP. 5...10
> minute install from FreBSD ports.
> Port:   elgg-0.9.1
> Path:   /usr/ports/www/elgg
> Info:   Blogging and social networking platform
> make
> make install
> create database and it starts like any other PHP/SQL application...

And thus, can run as php-cgi. There are performance and configuration 
management reasons to use the module, but these come more into play with mass 
virtual hosting, rather then a dedicated server for one web app.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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