Till, Thank you for the explanation! I have a lot of learning to do... So, is php-fcgi even able to write to the file system of the user it is running under? I'm moving to ISPConfig from Plesk which does have a file manager so my users will expect to have it. I have used a few file tools like ajax explorer and written some simple ones myself. I'm thinking I could just install it on each customers site who needs it if php-fcgi allows writing to the filesystem.