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June 13th, 2009

Running Vhosts Under Separate UIDs/GIDs With Apache2 mpm-itk On Ubuntu 9.04

Apache, Ubuntu, by suvi.

This article explains how you can install and configure apache2-mpm-itk
on an Ubuntu 9.04 server. apache2-mpm-itk is an MPM (Multi-Processing
Module) for the Apache 2 web server. mpm-itk allows you to run each of
your vhost under a separate UID and GID – in short, the scripts and
configuration files for one vhost no longer have to be readable for all
the other vhosts. mpm-itk works with mod_php because mpm-itk is based
on the traditional prefork MPM, which means it’s non-threaded. This
means you don’t need to use suExec or suPHP anymore to run a website’s
PHP scripts as a separate user.

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