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Am 22.08.2012 01:26, schrieb D. Dante Lorenso:
> All,
> I need to set up a server to enable 5,000 students to have web hosting
> provided by the school with PHP and MySQL support.  I'm trying to figure
> out what is the best way to do this.
> We have Active Directory and are using Centrify to authenticate
> usernames and passwords on our Linux servers.  I am imagining it would
> be great if we use something like ExecCGI to ensure that PHP runs as the
> user that owns the files.  We would then provide FTP access to the files
> and FTP would authenticate against Active Directory making sure to set
> the proper user/group on files when uploaded.
> I see that PHP-FPM exists: http://php-fpm.org  and it claims "Ability to
> start workers with different uid/gid/chroot/environment and different
> php.ini (replaces safe_mode)" which is exactly what I'm looking for.  It
> also claims "PHP-FPM is now included in PHP core as of PHP 5.3.3." so
> that's good.
> I also read about the greatness that is NGinX: http://nginx.org though I
> don't know if I can use it because I think I also need to use .htaccess
> files.  I need a way for students to be able to password protect their
> directories and files.  If there's another way using NGinX or Apache,
> that's good too.  I know of no other way.
> Here is an interesting article from 2009:
> http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-set-up-mass-virtualhosting-with-apache2-mod_rewrite-mod_userdir-mod_suexec-on-centos-5.3
> That uses mod_rewrite to attempt something like what I'm trying to do
> ... and then, Apache has mod_vhost_alias:
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_vhost_alias.html
> So, I see a lot of information out there.  Apache, NginX, ExecCGI,
> FastCGI, mod_vhost_alias, mod_rewrite, SuExec, mod_userdir.  I suspect
> some of these methods are old and out of date.
> In my ideal situation:
>  - users would be created in AD and would exist on the OS
>  - student domain names would look like:
>     http://<username>.student.school.edu/ - OR -
>     http://student.school.edu/<username>/
>  - file directories would look like:
>     /mnt/somedir/<username>/docroot
>  - students would be able to create PHP applications executed with
>     their own permissions
>  - I would be able to configure all 5,000 accounts with a single
>     configuration (1 virtual host rule?)
> Do you know what the "best practices" are for now ... here in 2012?
> -- Dante

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