[CentOS] Apache 2.x and php???

Wed Feb 1 20:50:11 UTC 2006
jim at datamantic.com <jim at datamantic.com>

My understanding is that it is not recommended to run PHP with Apache  
2 - unless Apache 2 is run in prefork mode. This is because many  
popular PHP libraries are not thread safe (although PHP itself is.)  
The stock CentOS Apache is in prefork mode I believe and that is why  
there are no problems.

Apache prefork:


PHP manual warning about Apache 2 in threaded mode:


On Feb 1, 2006, at 2:34 PM, rado wrote:

> hi!
> It seems like everytime I turn around lately, I'm opening up  
> another can
> of worms and I sure don't like what I just read.
> this book: Setting Up Lamp (Getting Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
> Working Together) Sybex/Wiley ISBN 0-7821-4337-7
> Page 197 to quote "Which Version of Apache to Use":
> Choosing your Apache version is something that should be taken from  
> the
> correct perspective. Apache 1.3 is proven to be stable and, most
> importantly, compatible with PHP. Apache 2.0 is stable; however, there
> have been multiple problems with PHP compatibility. Making Apache 2.0
> and PHP work together is as predictable as flipping a coin. You will
> never know for sure whether the configuration will work properly  
> and you
> might be faced with in-depth troubleshooting and problem solving  
> trying
> to find out why they will not cooperate.
>> From our standpoint, we really hope that Apache 2.0 and PHP cooperate
> sooner rather than later because the features of Apache 2.0 look very
> promising.
> For this book, we will be going with the tried and true concept and  
> use
> the Apache 1.3 series to avoid any heartache you might have due to
> different configurations and luck of the draw. ....end of quote...
> wow...this book is copyrighted(2004) if that makes any difference. I
> sure don't like the idea of going backwards w/Apache, since,  
> although I
> don't use php but w/standard xhtml/css it has shown me no problems at
> all and I just don't like to even think in terms of doing what they
> suggest. But I want to hear from y'all on this. Do y'all find that  
> these
> problems between Apache 2.0 and PHP are really that prominent as they
> have stated? Or, maybe I am wishful thinking here but I am hoping that
> some will reply that they have no problems whatsoever using the 2
> together...instead...just go to this website and there is a good
> tutorial on this subject. lol
> thx in advance,
> John Rose
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