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OpenNA: How to Build, Install, Secure & Optimize PHP

Dec 05, 2002, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gerhard Mourani)

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"This document is a tutorial related to the Apache web server, you should read it only if you have installed Apache on your system and want to provide and make it run with some additional feature. Here we talk about PHP with Apache.

"Everyone using a web server knows about PHP and its possibilities. It seems that PHP will certainly replace other language like Perl or CGI for web services in the future. This is due to its simplicity of use and many developers known about this and has already developed software that run with PHP on a web server. When you need to add some popular web service to your web server, you will inevitably find that PHP is required and that you need to install it with Apache. In this chapter we discuss about the way to integrate it with Apache as a module because we already have compiled and installed Apache in the previous chapter with modules support.

"In regard to the previous book (Securing & Optimizing Linux: The Ultimate Solution), I've decided to explain you how to compile and install PHP with most interesting third party services like MySQL, PostgreSQL, LDAP, IMAP, and SSL support. This will let us enable or disable which service and feature we want to provide with PHP for our web server in an easy way without the need to recompile the software every time we decide to add or remove features. From the point of view of performance, there is no so big difference if we run PHP as a module with Apache..."

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