I want to enable suphp and fast-cgi for my cpanel server, can I do it ?
Also, is this a good idea to have suphp and fast-cgi to secure php on our server.
Nope ... Doesn't Work! I've tried it on many servers before giving up!
For some reason, SuPHP only likes running with PHP compiled as a regular CGI
but it really is not necessary to run fast-cgi as suPHP is extremely efficient and
surprisingly gives faster performance than both phpSuExec and module based PHP.
As for how to enable it ....
You currently would need to upgrade to Apache 2.0 (recommended) or 2.2
if you want Cpanel to actually support SuPHP
For now, that means you will have to go to EDGE in order to be able to do that.
/scripts/easyapache is the script you would need to make that upgrade but
you should be warned that script is riddled with problems and unless you know
precisely what you are doing to get around it's shortcomings, you may find
yourself with a non-working server that takes hours to fix for most average
people instead of an upgraded server.
With that said, SuPHP works AWESOME on Apache 2 with Cpanel 11.1 and I recommend
it to everyone out there who is willing to stomach the upgrade process.