how can i recompile php without recompiling apache and my sites being offline?

Aug 8, 2005
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Hi guys,
I have 300 sites on one cpanel server, and I don't want downtime and rebuilding apache seems wasteful, All I need is to recompile php with GD in addition to what i last compiled it with.

How would I do this?

thanks in advance
 
Aug 8, 2005
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but apache will go down while it's building and that build takes 30 freaking minutes....

How can i do it from shell, where i just recompile and install php again, and all that's needed is a httpd restart to take effect, rather than cpanel / whm closing apache for 30 minutes.
 

jackie46

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NO it doesnt go down! It stays up. It restart httpd at least twice during the build and keeps even php sites running until the final restart.
 

chirpy

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Indeed. The only time I've ever seen it shutdown is if you enable phpsuexec for the first time, otherwise, it should indeed stay up and running for the duration with a couple of graceful restarts.