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I'm finally looking to move a project onto my very first dedicated server.

However, I'm looking to use mod_rewrite a few times, not least with csgal's excellent mod_rewrite for vBulletin.

My problem is that I've found is that some servers have PHP installed to run from CGI, and in this environment, the default vBulletin 3 static archive will not work.

For the vBulletin mod_rewrite tutorial, will it matter at all whether PHP is installed as a PHP module, or CGI?

As this topic offers wider discussion on issues of installing PHP via Apache or CGI, I thought it might be worth making this a thread in itself.

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PHP as CGI is not as efficient when running - but there are some good reasons for doing it that way (see http://www.fastcgi.com/devkit/doc/fastcgi-whitepaper/fastcgi.htm which probably gives the best answers to that I could find, and besides which I've been using FastCGI and PHP with Zeus for a year or so with very good results!).

It depends entirely whether you want the performance or the security..

Regards,

Martyn

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If yours is the only site on the server you most likely don't need it set up like that (phpsuexec). phpsuexec is usefull for tracking down the user responsible for running a certain script, because php runs as the user instead of "nobody". Just keep an eye on /tmp to be sure your scripts aren't being used to download and run programs out of /tmp as nobody. I'd suggest adding mod_security to prevent users of your site from doing that.

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