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Old 31st December 2005, 12:44
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Default Help with apache owner problem!

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I've installed Joomla CMS, and have some trouble with my ISP. Using SCP, I see that a lot of my files have "apache" as owner, in stead of my username. This causes problems for me. For Ex, when I'm customizing a template, apache takes ownership when saving and my site will not work.

Is there someone out there, who could give me a quick "howto" I can send to my ISP? I've read something about having phpscripts run as owner, but how to configure this? And does this cause problems for my ISP?

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Old 31st December 2005, 13:04
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If PHP scripts shall run under the web administrator user, suexec must be enabled in ISPCOnfig and PHP must be run as CGI not mod_php.

You can solve your problems also by making your template files world readable and writable.
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Old 1st January 2006, 22:48
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Default Hi again!

Thanks for quick reply! I shall contact my ISP with this information. My problem is when I do modifications, apache takes ownership and then I can't chmod them (writeble).

One of my biggest problems, is when I try to post news in Joomla or Wordpress, the text gets duplicated. Why I don't know, but wonder if it has something to do with the server setup. Have you any clue?
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Thanks for quick reply! I shall contact my ISP with this information. My problem is when I do modifications, apache takes ownership and then I can't chmod them (writeble).
I guess this means it isn't your server, and you don't have root access to make the suggested changes?
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Old 2nd January 2006, 16:10
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No, I don't have root access, but I've spoken to my ISP, and they will try to help me if I can come up with some solutions that wouldn't put securiy at risk..
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I've posted the solution for your ISP already above:

http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...71&postcount=2

PHP as CGI with SuExec is even more secure then mod_php.
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