How do other ISPs do it?
Many thanks for the fast response but isn't there an easier solution?
This is one of the most basic uses of PHP.
suPHP is relatively new compared to mod_php and most shared server space is based on mod_php and yet ISP's configure their servers so that users can 1) delete files via an ftp client as well as 2) create/ delete/ edit/ upload files at run time via PHP/Apache.
Isn't there a simple solution to do with combining the ftp/web_admin and apache groups?