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Permissions: What's the right way to give Apache more user permissions?

Context: I am making an in-browser control panel that gives me one button access to a library of scripts (.sh and .php) that I've written to process various kinds of data for a project. It's a "one ...
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What user should apache and PHP be running as? What permissions should /var/www files have?

I just spun up an Ubuntu 11.10 box and then ran apt-get install apache2 php5 to install apache2 and PHP 5 on the box. Now it is functioning as a "web server" and it loads the "It Works!" page. Now I'm ...
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PHP 5.5.13 on CentOS 6.5 with yum

I've got problems with installing PHP 5.5.13 (last stable build) on a CentOS 6.5 (64 bit) machine, through yum. Can somebody guide me through this a little bit? It is not a part of the CentOS, EPEL ...
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Difficulty installing PHP from source to CentOS 6.4

The problem: After installing PHP from source, functionality is not present - my phpinfo test page does not work. If I use yum to install from the repository functionality is restored. Why am I ...
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Securest way to authenticate users against /etc/shadow using PHP?

This question became important to me, since I'm setting up a Horde environment and want to use the system accounts. Doing some search I found mainly 4 ways of doing that, which all seem to have some ...
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Using nohup to keep a script running indefinitely

I am very new to Linux and I've only been using it to SSH to my web server using Putty. The issue I am having is this: Basically I've got 2 php scripts. One get_tweets.php constantly listens for ...
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Execute shell script from php, as root user?

Need to execute the following line from PHP: $res = shell_exec('sudo sh /home/nicklas/cronjobs/make_account.sh username password'); The problem is nothing happens on execution. If i try to ...
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Does segfaults mean bad memory

This is a brand new server with a new install and fresh compile of Apache/PHP with nothing crazy. Just a WordPress site hosted and I get the following. Could this just mean bad RAM? If so how can I ...
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PHP CLI and Bash - change behaviour of PHP keyword

Our hosting providers have installed 3 versions of PHP onto our linux box and when I SSH into it the command php points to use/bin/php which is version 5.2, the command php-5.4 points to ...
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Trying to update php on CentOS 5.7

Apologies in advance - I'm not a good Linux user by any stretch of the imagination. I have a CentOS 5.7 dedicated server on which I host a few websites. I currently have php 5.2.10 installed, but ...
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How to open process substituted file from php?

Here's what I tried to do myself: $ type 1.sh #!/bin/bash -eu php -r 'var_dump(file_get_contents($_SERVER["argv"][1]));' -- <(echo 1) $ ./1.sh PHP Warning: file_get_contents(/dev/fd/63): failed ...
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Fixing debian installer

I have a VPS with Debian GNU/Linux on it. I'm trying to install a PHP file manager so that people could access it and download stuff into a directory. I don't have anything in my /bin about PHP so ...
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Complex sed Command with AND/OR/NOT

I have a bunch of php files which have many select commands. In each query i want to insert a coloumn variable admin_id = '$admin_id' i.e. if the query is select * from users where abc='xyz' and ...
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nohup is not working when called from root folder

When I execute the nohup command from the same folder it's working fine (server.php is used to listen to a port 7070) root@servername:/var/www/html/admin# nohup php server.php & [4] 2803 ...
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mysqld dead but pid file exists

Webserver was running fine for weeks then suddenly: I can access, but I am unable to log into Webmin I can access Magento, a php-based storefront application, but I am no longer able to log in and ...
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shell script to find the combination of the array elements

I have a shell script in which I have defined an array. The array contains more than 2 elements. I need to find the combination of all the elements in my array. Suppose, if my array has the elements, ...
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Why does Crontab give me an error with my PHP script when running it from the terminal does not?

I'm having some problems with running the Crontab with PHP files. I have this same php scripts running in the Crontab for more than 6 months but some days ago mysteriously they stopped to execute the ...
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How to install Owncloud on CentOS 6.5

I wanted to install Owncloud on my VPS running CentOS 6.5. I followed the instructions on the official owncloud website but when I run the command yum install owncloud it says Error: Package: ...
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building php-5.3 on arch linux

I'm trying to build php-5.3 on arch linux using phpenv + php-build. The problem is bison is too new: $ phpenv install 5.3.29 [Info]: Loaded apc Plugin. [Info]: Loaded pyrus Plugin. [Info]: Loaded ...
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Why dircolors don't return enything for bash called from php

I have this code in php: header("Content-Type: text/plain"); exec("/bin/bash -c 'dircolors -b'", $result); echo implode("\n", $result); but it return LS_COLORS=''; export LS_COLORS Why I'm not ...
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Bash in php exec in webpage don't colors for png and mp3 files on Linux

I have code like this in php: header("Content-Type: text/plain"); exec("/bin/bash -c 'ls --color=always'", $result); echo implode("\n", $result); and I've got result (escape is not visible) ...
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How to start a GUI program with PHP from website

My firm has some Ubuntu 12.04 running where there is no display attached and that are behind different firewalls. The visitor on local websites on that servers should be able to start a GUI program ...
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Best Linux for a small Web server [closed]

I'm currently planning my business servers and I would like to know what's the best Linux distro for these needs: Nginx + MySQL + PHP 5.4 Zimbra Collaboration - Open Source Node.js w/ Forever I ...