Stack exchange thread....Setting Fs_method to direct in shared hosting

Discussion in 'General' started by adamjedgar, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. adamjedgar

    adamjedgar Member

    Could i have some help with this...

    In setting up a google cloud compute server for shared webhosting, does the stack exchange thread meam the default php user should not be apache?

    What are the normal ispconfig methods for resolving this potential issue with servers containing Wordpress (for example) websites in shared hosting?
    Should i be altering my default ispconfig setup?
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter


    Every website has it's own user. In ISPConfig Panel, the website should have the Suexec box on.

  3. adamjedgar

    adamjedgar Member

    Ok so i get that each wesite has its own user, however this stack exchange thread talks about the php apache user...the webserver itself.

    Doesnt that mean that by default the webserver apache user is by nature itself a fundamental flaw with this particular scenario in php driven websites like wordpress cms?

    I think i need to review my usual server file permissions doing this from mobile phone without using any filemanager reference...probably unhelpful for my thinking process. I cant remeber who i have setup as the owner in wordpress installations...which leads me to another question...would thr wordpress user being part of the apache group still be an issue in relation to the stack exchange thread or does that provide a level of disconnectedness?(not saying my wordpress user is or isnt part of that group...just a running thought)

    Am i understanding correctly the issue may become a problem depending on the upload method ftp vs webserver/wordpress directly?
  4. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

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