Vritualmin Pro & SuPhp


Do you intend to incorporate suphp in Virtualmin Pro?, Besides the already fcgid and mod_php has



No .. I don't see the need really, as was already use fcgid to run PHP apps as the domain owner.

Would there be some advantage from using suphp ?

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Submitted by Joe on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 13:19 Pro Licensee

I don't think there are any good arguments for using suphp. suexec has dramatically more security auditing, is cleaner, and doesn't require patching PHP. suphp has always seemed like a nasty hack, to me.

What problem are you having with suexec+fcgid+php that would lead you to ask for suphp? We'd much rather help you solve that problem than introduce more complexity.

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Submitted by Joe on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 13:22 Pro Licensee

OK, so it actually looks like suphp is probably a little less offensive than it used to be, but I don't see any obvious benefits over suexec+fcgid.

I use suphp, mod_php, itk and peruser until purchased Virtualmin Pro i use fcgid

All have advantages and disadvantages depending on the options and demands on the server.

peruser and itk I can limit the number of simultaneous connections to a virtual server, but with suphp and fcgid not.

whether my proposal to include suphp is that cPanel uses it as a fundamental platform, and that's important to consider.

Moreover, When will webmin 1.51 and Virtualmin Pro 3.77 relased?

We've been pretty happy with fcgid, and it seems to work fine for most customers .. and is widely available.

Webmin 1.510 is likely a week or two off. Virtualmin 3.77 will be out this week.