Mod_lsapi & Multi-PHP vs' PHP Selector?
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  1. Martin Smallridge
  2. Friday, 23 February 2018
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I've been looking at mod_lsapi on an CloudLinux CentOS 6 server with EA4 recently converted across but I'm a little on the confused side regarding installation.

1. Cagefs pushes you gently towards PHP selector instead of Multi-PHP so I'd love to understand why Multi-PHP is the UI needed to make use of LSAPI?

2. Assuming I'm using Cagefs, is there any real benefit to using PHP Selector over Multi-PHP bearing in mind that it's a dedicated server with just one admin so Cpanel interaction isn't relevant/required?

Just as add... The documentation on Cloudlinux is in some cases out of date, contradictory and a mite confusing... Might be worth someone deleting the old stuff.

If anyone can shed any light on 1 and help with 2 that'd be much appreciated.
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  1. 24.02.2018 09:02:38
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CageFS and PHP Selector are installed with mod_lsapi only as dependency. There's no need to either activate or use them - you can continue using MultiPHP. PHP Selector (actually Alt-PHP) is only needed if your setup requires older PHP binaries (not provided by cPanel)
  1. 12.08.2018 11:08:32
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We have a couple of related questions:

1. There has been another reason to use alt-php rather than ea-php which is that all alt-php versions are supposed to be hardened, but none of the cPanel’s ea-php versions are hardened. Is this still correct at this time?

2. CloudLinux has its own repo for EA4. Does this mean the ea-php versions from CloudLinux’s EA4 repo are actually also hardened by CloudLinux, with the exact same security patches as the alt-php versions?

3. If PHP Selector is disabled in WHM, and we wish to offer only PHP 5.3 - 7.2, are there any reasons for us to make alt-php versions available via MultiPHP?
  1. 13.08.2018 14:08:34
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1) ea-php packages installed from CloudLinux repo are hardened the same way as alt-php packages
2) yes, see (1)
3) actually not, ea-php binaries cover all the versions from 5.3 - 7.2 range
  1. 08.12.2018 18:12:30
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Hi, one more question on this topic.

I always liked the way PHP selector have to allow select the modules you need for your php.
But it seems that I cant find this on the MultiPHP you're saying is the recommended one?

So... what do people do? ... just install all and every module for all and every php version ? ... dont this make the php heavier? or modules are only loaded when required/used ?
(you know what I mean... in some time, having a full loaded php was heavy to the server or ram... now, are they dinamically loaded anyway so it just the same?)

  1. 10.12.2018 16:12:02
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