phpSuExec turned on but user is "nobody"


Well-Known Member
May 30, 2003
Below is my current configuration as seen in whm >> Configure PHP and SuExec.

It shows that Apache suEXEC is turned on. However if I put in my php file "<?php echo `whoami`;?>, it outputs the user "nobody".

Do I need to turn on Apache Ruid2? If so, how do I do so as I don't have the option under "Alter Configuration".

Current Configuration

Option Configured Value
Default PHP Version (.php files) 5
PHP 5 Handler dso
PHP 4 Handler none

Apache suEXEC on
Apache Ruid2 off

Alter Configuration

Option Value
Default PHP Version (.php files)
PHP 5 Handler
PHP 4 Handler

Apache suEXEC