Problems with Fedora PHP and Apache

Wade Chandler wchandler at
Mon May 17 20:20:53 UTC 2004

John Nichel wrote:

> William Hooper wrote:
>> John Nichel said:
>>> William Hooper wrote:
>>>> Maybe I should sent them a mail suggesting they update their warning:
>>>> "Don't use Apache 2 with PHP.  It's not ready for production use, just
>>>> good enough for mirroring our content."
>>> So you think the PHP people should force their mirror sites to use what
>>> they want them to use?  If I run a Microsoft/IIS box, should I not be
>>> allowed to mirror the site?
>> It has nothing to do with forcing anyone to run anything.  It is evidence
>> that Apache 2 and PHP work just fine in a production environment.  Had
>> there been a warning against using a Microsoft web server while part of
>> the official mirror pool is running IIS then it would be just as bad.
> And I still fail to see how this would be bad.  What if PHP issued a 
> warning about IIS and PHP.  Should they then pull the rug out from under 
> all mirrors using IIS?  It is the choice of that mirror to use what they 
> want too.  I don't see how this refelects on the PHP group, and their 
> warning/reccomendation.  If I warn you not to play in traffic, and you 
> do anyway, thus getting flattened by an 18-wheeler, is that somehow my 
> wrong?

It's usually good to note which versions don't work with what servers.

I happen to use Apache2 and PHP on many different servers with GD and 
many other modules.   I have not had an issue related to Apache2 yet, 
however I follow the release notes per version.


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