[pmwiki-users] Error encountered with upgrade to 2.2 beta 65

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Sun Mar 23 19:20:58 CDT 2008

On Sunday 23 March 2008, Henrik wrote:
> Question: They use something called suPHP. Any good or bad effects on
> the PmWiki environment as far as anyone knows? I understand that this
> simply gives PHP the permissions of the account holder.

Hi Henrik,

SuPHP is a very good thing: it means that you should have no worries with 
directories and permissions. 

In some hostings, the web server (PHP) runs as one user, the FTP transfers to 
your accounts use another. If you create files and directories by FTP, they 
may be not accessible by PmWiki/PHP, and (rarely) vice-versa. You may need 
additional settings for every file/directory permissions. With SuPHP this 
problem should not happen: PHP scripts are started with the same 
user/permissions as that of your account and FTP.

At the time I used Apache, suPHP was the best/easiest way to set a PmWiki 

The downside of suPHP is that it is based on mod_cgi which usually is much 
slower/heavier than the newer PHP over FastCGI.


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