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If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates?

If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates? I'm hosting a website on a Mac mini in a datacenter, and some of my software required a newer version of PHP than what's included out-of-the-box in OS X Mountain Lion. I keep getting the notification saying system updates are ready, and restart to install. But I'm scared it's going to overwrite my PHP upgrades and break everything. And it took me an insanely long time to get the PHP upgrade to work properly and play nicely with OS X Server.
posted by ferdinandcc on Sep 3, 2013 - 25 answers

What other strategies are there for seeing CPU bottlenecks in a large PHP application?

How can I track down the cause of periodic spikes in CPU usage caused by a plugin-bloated WordPress install on a LAMP server? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Dec 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Disabling and enabling php.ini functions using SSH (putty)

I need help disabling php.ini functions using SSH (putty) on my dedicated server. [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Nov 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Server security: creating separate silos for applications & hashing passwords help

Can you help me understand how to approach a couple issues of server security. (1) I want to run things in 'silos', so that if someone from the web has hacked and has code level access to example.com/blog they can't query the db of example.com/app (2) If they do get access to a user database, how do I make it harder for them to figure out passwords (beyond just storing them as md5)? [more inside]
posted by the mad poster! on Nov 16, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I turn the folders/files on my server into a website?

How can I turn the folders on my web server into a browse-able website (without setting up a content management system)? [more inside]
posted by brother on Apr 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Directory Monitoring on a Server?

Is there a way to run a PHP script when a file is added to a directory on a server? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Nov 1, 2010 - 11 answers

How to make a local apache (joomla) site live on a windows 2003 server by assigning an ip address.

How to make a local apache (joomla) site live on a windows 2003 server by assigning an ip address. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on May 20, 2010 - 28 answers

a server most erroneous

My site crashed with a 500 - server error after accruing a 2GB+ error log filled with "unable to load dynamic library'. Help me figure out the cause. [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Feb 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Which host offers the most interpreters?

Is there a reliable, not-too-expensive hosting company out there that lets you post server scripts in most open-source languages? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 5, 2009 - 11 answers

They HaX0r3D my PHP!

I discovered that my DreamHost account appears to have been "hacked". What does this PHP code do and what's a good way to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on May 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Local Apache server + public wireless = problem?

I have a new EeePC 1000HE with Windows XP, which I want to use for both web development and casual web browsing. Are there security issues with installing Apache and PHP on a machine that is also used to access public wireless internet? If so, what steps can I take to make my netbook more secure?
posted by oulipian on Apr 5, 2009 - 5 answers

html as php on mac?

I have a web application that is using php but the files end in html. I'm trying to set it up on a mac (10.5) for testing. Basically trying to run html as php. I've tried a few things including "AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .html .htm" with no luck. Thanks.
posted by mac-way on Mar 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I study the server load/impact impact of my PHP scripts in a shared hosting environment?

How can I study the server load/impact of my PHP scripts in a shared hosting environment? [more inside]
posted by jorlando on Oct 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Need a replacement for formmail.pl

What is a proven contemporary replacement for formmail.pl? [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Aug 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Apache2, mod_php, suexec security confusion.

Apache2 security theory; mod_php versus CGI php and the use of suExec: What is the non-theoretical problem with running Apache2 with mod_php and thus without using suexec on a dedicated system? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 10, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I send out automated emails from my new website without being marked as a spammer?

I have an idea for yet another hairbrained social networking website (which paradoxically might hit it big :-) ). I've coded most of it up on a linux server using apache, php, mysql at softlayer.com. The hostname is registered at godaddy (which I can change if desirable). What's the minimum I need to do the following (I'd rather work on the website application logic and learn as little as possible about mail server administration for now): [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Oct 23, 2007 - 8 answers

I need dynamic pages without PHP or a database. What are my options?

Without access to PHP, MySQL, or any other fancy server-side stuff I still need to have dynamic pages. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by genial on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 answers

How do you calculate the burden a bit of PHP is likely to put on the server?

How do you calculate the burden a bit of code is likely to put on the server? Extra points for free and easily understood. [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Aug 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Unpack my files please.

Need to find a php script. [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Aug 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Client Login that's better than .htaccess

I work for a small production company, and we’re looking for a server-side “client-login” solution to reside on our web server for customers to preview rough-cuts and miscellaneous files. [more inside]
posted by dvottero on Mar 7, 2006 - 11 answers

its pleasure is to serve

I need to serve some example files to my (programming) students. My old host gave me a public FTP site, but I just switched to dreamhost, and no longer have this option. I'm looking for a simple solution. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 22, 2005 - 16 answers

Recommended Form Upload Component?

A client wants to enable fiile uploads via their web site. The web site is hosted outside the company and the files need to be uploaded to their FTP server which is hosted within or on-site at the company. Thus far all the components I've looked into upload to the web server. Is this simply the only option? Can anyone recommend a good component or alternate method? PHP, ASP are fine.
posted by juiceCake on Mar 21, 2005 - 10 answers

Linux server with GUI

Free server-oriented Linux distribution with GUI config tools? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Mar 21, 2005 - 4 answers

Redundant MySQL Redundancy

What's the best way to ensure 99.999% service of a MySQL server? I'm looking for information on best practices for redundancy, and what the best way to acheive hot-failover would be ... or if it's better to use a cluster. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Feb 22, 2005 - 7 answers

What do I do after a PHP site break-in?

A couple months ago my site was lightly hacked. It happened again on a site for a friend of my father, possibly not as lightly. --> [more inside]
posted by sailormouth on Sep 14, 2004 - 4 answers

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