[arch-general] archwiki - PHP page, no longer a recommended config for php and apache?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Mon Nov 23 03:53:46 UTC 2015


   Less than 90 days ago I went through a server rebuild and at the time there 
were 3 options listed in the PHP wiki for using PHP (the normal php package) 
with apache:


     apache2-mpm-worker and mod_fcgid

     php-fpm and mod_proxy_fcgi

(see original thread from 8/25/15 titled: "PHP - libphp5.so, OR php-fpm and 
mod_proxy_fcgi, OR php5 with apache2-mpm-worker and mod_fcgid")

   I initially installed with libphp5.so, and all worked well. I was going to 
investigate the other two over the holidays, but returning to the wiki today I 
find none of those remain recommended configurations. Instead, now the wiki only 
recommends a configuration for Zend Core + Apache which includes:

     Install mod_fcgid (the official one sucks)
     Install Zend Core (official PHP distribution)
     Uninstall the php package

   Where the confusion lies, is there are no longer *any* suggested 
configurations for plain PHP (from the traditional php package) and Apache? Does 
this mean that the combination of plain php and apache is no longer 
recommended/supported on Arch or has the earlier content of wiki just been 
deleted for some other reason? Are the other configurations for using the normal 
php package with apache still fine, but will no longer be mentioned in the arch 

   I try to stick with the way arch recommends doing/configuring packages as 
stated in the arch wiki, but it just seems like the current PHP wiki page has 
either had relevant information unintentionally deleted, or the entire way 
apache/php has been used in the past is undergoing a radical change.

   What say those that know?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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