How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Ubuntu 12.04 - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Fri, 2012-08-24 18:07. ::

4 Testing

Now we create a small PHP test file, for example in the www.example1.com web site...

vi /var/www/web1/web/info.php

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

... and call that file in a browser (http://www.example1.com/info.php). If all goes well, the output should look similar to this, and you should see CGI/FastCGI in the Server API line:

 

5 Custom php.ini for Each Web Site

Because each web site has its own php-fcgi-starter wrapper script, it is possible to define different php.ini files for different web sites. To demonstrate this, I will copy the default php.ini (/etc/php5/cgi/php.ini) to the /var/www/web2/ directory and make www.example2.com use the php.ini from the /var/www/web2/ directory:

cp /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini /var/www/web2/
chown web2:web2 /var/www/web2/php.ini

(You can now modify /var/www/web2/php.ini to your likings.)

Then we open /var/www/php-fcgi-scripts/web2/php-fcgi-starter...

vi /var/www/php-fcgi-scripts/web2/php-fcgi-starter

... and put /var/www/web2/ in the PHPRC line:

#!/bin/sh
PHPRC=/var/www/web2/
export PHPRC
export PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS=5000
export PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN=8
exec /usr/lib/cgi-bin/php

Reload Apache afterwards:

/etc/init.d/apache2 reload

Create a new phpinfo(); file for www.example2.com...

vi /var/www/web2/web/info.php

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

... and call it in a browser (http://www.example2.com/info.php). The Loaded Configuration File line should now show /var/www/web2/php.ini:

 

6 Changing Single PHP Configuration Settings

Instead of passing a whole new php.ini file to your web site, you can as well change single PHP configuration settings in the php-fcgi-starter wrapper script (or use a combination of both) by adding the -d switch to the PHP executable. For example, if I want to disable magic_quotes_gpc for the web site www.example2.com, I'd do it as follows:

vi /var/www/php-fcgi-scripts/web2/php-fcgi-starter

#!/bin/sh
PHPRC=/etc/php5/cgi/
export PHPRC
export PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS=5000
export PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN=8
exec /usr/lib/cgi-bin/php -d magic_quotes_gpc=off

Reload Apache afterwards:

/etc/init.d/apache2 reload

Then call the info.php script again in a browser (http://www.example2.com/info.php) and search for the magic_quotes_gpc line - it should show Off now:

 

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About The Author

Falko Timme is the owner of nginx-WebhostingTimme Hosting (ultra-fast nginx web hosting). He is the lead maintainer of HowtoForge (since 2005) and one of the core developers of ISPConfig (since 2000). He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".


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