|Joel Uckelman on 21 Mar 2002 23:08:25 -0000|
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|Re: hosers-talk: apache|
Thus spake "Jon Stewart": > Today is my Apache day. I've got it running on my iMac ("Start Web > Sharing"... <click>... "Running") so it's working on a basic level and > I've got all sorts of documentation and am reading through it, so I'm > pretty sure I can get things going. > > I'm wondering about users, though. I'd prefer, I think, to have the main > site owned by a specific user, instead of sticking it in the apache > directory. And, I can figure out how to do so. But, should I do this, or > something like it? That is the situation. > > I prefer the users approach because it helps aggregate most of my changing > data under /Users/ (MacOS X's directory structure is kind of funky). > Having incomplete sysadmin abilities, I'd like to keep that which is The > System separate from that which is The Data of Users. It'll help make > backing up easier, for one, and it should keep managing permissions > simpler. > > Apache runs as user www. Am I going to run into headaches with PHP, SSL, > Tomcat, MySQL, etc., if I have the main site in a user's directory? I don't recall if I responded to this yet. The answer is no, I believe. Take a look at the way directories are laid out on charybdis---users' sites are under ~/www, and that works fine. Josh, the nomic games I host, and I all use PHP and MySQL on our sites. That works fine as well. -- J.