williambize

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Hello. I have the same question as the above user... Using our dedicated server came with a huge change... We realize that each time we need to use some application we have to enable something in WHM... We selected the "Default PHP Profile", but I can see there is another profile that is "(Recommended)". So my question is... Will choosing the "(Recommended) profile save us the time of having to enable something (a feature or application) each time we want to use a new application on the server?

Thanks!
 

cPanelMichael

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Will choosing the "(Recommended) profile save us the time of having to enable something (a feature or application) each time we want to use a new application on the server?
Hello,

There's no single profile that can guarantee you won't need to run EasyApache again in the future. It's likely a better idea to wait until a customer needs a specific module, and then install it through EasyApache. It's often a good idea to run EasyApache as updates become available as newer versions often address security issues. That being said, you can start with the basic profile, and add common modules that are often required (e.g. GD, FreeType).

Thank you.
 

Cadexc

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We did this, started with profile that had just a few modules which we need.
After we started to get friends, some smaller companies from people we know and few random customers, we just enabled them trought case by case basis. Now we have decent feedback collection and everything runs smooth and we have had plenty of time investigating the modules we were requested to enable. Ofcourse we wanted to make sure we ain't compromising the server or making it unstable.
 

vanessa

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Why not just enable all of the options for PHP instead of doing it one by one? PHP in general is not as efficient as other languages due to the fact that modules are loaded at runtime, unlike Perl/Python which rely on the developer to manually import or 'use' modules that are needed. So yes, the more modules you compile in, the slower PHP can potentially run and the more resources it may use. This isn't exactly noticeable though, or less secure.