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mod_suphp installation on Plesk 11

suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners rather than Apache user and hence improves server security.

Below are the pros and cons of SuPHP

Pros ::

  • PHP runs as your user/group
  • Max File permission of  644 and max folder permisson of 755 required to execute PHP files
  • Files/folders written by PHP are written as account user/group instead of Apache user
  • Allows you to configure custom php.ini for each account


  • Slower than mod_php
  • PHP variable settings will no longer work from .htaccess files

Installation ::

Setup the RPMforge repo

for Centos 6.x 64 bit

rpm -ivh

for Centos 6.x 32 bit

rpm -Uvh

Now you can install mod_suphp via yum

yum install mod_suphp

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