Bob wrote:
The php4 & php5 port apache module used to be default before FBSD 6.0.
Many people before you on this list have wanted the php4/5 apache module
turned back on as default but so far the port maintainer has not done
in any way of justifying removing the apache module from the default setting
or re-enable it as the default.

This has forced all php4/5 users who want to use php in apache to compile it
manually with the apache module option selected during the make install of
the port.
When it was part of the default the php4/5 package was so quick to install
and ready to work with apache without any special handling.

Hope you have better luck finding the justification for it being removed
from the default.

I've been operating under the assumption that:

There is some configuration you can do in /usr/local/etc/apache*/httpd.conf to get apache to use the CGI version of php;

That this can be done without requiring a shebang (#! ...) line at the beginning of every php script;

And that using php as a CGI script offers better performance than running it as an apache module.

Looking on the internet though I cannot seem to find a set of instructions for configuring php-cgi in apache2. And once I do find the configuration I'll have to have a shebang at the start of every php module. Further all the performance comparisons that I've seen seem show that the performance of php as a FastCGI script and as an Apache Module are about equal.

I don't want to get into a war. I'm still assuming that the port maintainer knows something that I don't. If I cannot get this running soon I guess that I will go back to mod_php5 and revisit this later.

-- Chris

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