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Old 12-16-2004, 10:55 PM   #1
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php apache or php cgi - php learner

I am a bit confused concerning PHP options, either as Apache module or as CGI module. In practical terms, what's the major difference?

I am testing a site and I probably need both (if I understand properly) for different applications although in production these applications will run on different machines. For this testing, do I need to install a second version of Apache?

Any hint welcome.
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I don't think there is a reason why would you ever had to use php as cgi when you have it as a module.
If you need to run php scripts from outside apache, you will need the cli (command-line) version, which I think is always built (even if you build an apache module) and installed into /usr/local/bin/php.
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PHP as an apache module runs as the same user that apache does.

PHP as a cgi will run as the user of the SuexecUserGroup of the virtualhost, if it exists.

Old 12-17-2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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Thank you all, your answers lift a bit of fog on the subject, I know now I can keep using it as-is (Apache module).


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