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safe_mode - may increase server load?

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  1. netlook

    netlook Well-Known Member
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    Hello,

    If I would turn safe mode in php.ini - would it increase my server load (of might)?

    Is it worth to buildapache with SAFE MODE "ticked" by WHM or I can simply enable safe mode in php.ini with the same effect as when I would recompile?

    But the most interesting thing for me is would it provide my server load higher??? :confused:
     
  2. Website Rob

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    PHP safe_mode does not increase Server load. It simply adds an excellent level of security. You must include it within your compile options as well as manually editting the php.ini file afterwards -- replace Off with On.
     
  3. robert2807351

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    since I only have WHM access I am guessing that you guys are talking about root access (which I do not have) - I simply have basic a reseller account...

    HOWEVER... I am running some server side software that requires server safe mode off and my reseller account providers are refusing to turn it off... So DO I find a new provider or trash can the software?

    The software needs to be able to create directories, write permissions and automate crone jobs.

    The software people say that I do not need server safe mode on and that "MOST HOSTING COMPANIES" have it turned off... I have no idea what it is or what the truth is - can someone please enlighten me?
     
    #3 robert2807351, Oct 11, 2004
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    Only you can answer that one. There are hosts that do not enable safe mode restrictions.
     
  5. robert2807351

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    ok true, but we are strongly considering the move to co-located server company as opposed to simply a reseller account so that we would have root access and turn safe mode off.

    the problem is that I do not want to run some kind of security risk for our customers because of it. (i.e i have no idea yet what server safe mode on does) short of "providing a reasonable means of server security" :confused:

    can someone tell me or link me to what the benefits of safe mode - on are? and then maybe i could evaluate this better... ? thanks
     
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    There is no need to keep this discussion ongoing in two threads.

    Please post replies to the other thread.
     
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    #7 robert2807351, Oct 12, 2004
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