Howdy all, I have been using PHP, MySQL and Apache on Win2K for about a year now and have recently begun the process of switching development to Linux -- RH9.0. Yesterday (by using the excellent reference by Patrick Harper, http://www.internetsecurityguru.com/documents/snort_acid_rh9.pdf ) I finally successfully installed from source MySQL-4.0.16, PHP-4.3.4, and Apache-2.0.48 on Linux, and a test phpinfo() page worked as expected.
Now I need to migrate several multi-file (db_connect files, function include files, C executables) apps from windows to linux, so I was wondering: 1. How *nix users organize their 'include' and 'session' directories (e.g., outside the web root? how deep in the directory structure?). 2. Whether all files (including C executables) should be owned by root, and what permissions should be set. For example, I was logged in as root when I made the phpinfo() file, so it _is_ owned by root. Permissions were set automatically to 0644. Is this customary? And who/what will own the session files as they are created? Perhaps I'm over-thinking these issues, but I've not much experience on *nix compared to windows, and it's Friday afternoon in my spot of the world. Thanks in advance for any suggestions / tips, etc... dave