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Running PHP as PHP-CGI
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icekatze #1
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Subject: Running PHP as PHP-CGI
hi hi

I've been trying to install DokuWiki on rented server space, but was not able to run it normally without giving everyone write permissions, bad idea I know.

I wrote my friendly server support and got this reply:
The best thing to do is to run php as php-cgi.  This means that the PHP process runs as you instead of as the apache user.  You can then restrict permission to the directories/files pretty tightly and only give yourself access.
Considering that I haven't been able to find any documentation anywhere on how this is done, I assume that it is probably a task so simple that people will think I'm an idiot for even asking.

I'll ask it anyway:  How does one run php as php-cgi?

Thanks
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andi (Administrator) #2
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Since you're on hosted webspace and your hoster suggests to do that, I assume that your hoster does have a simple config option somewhere in your account's preferences. If you can't find it ask you friendly hoster again.
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