First some background on how I installed PHP, Apache, and some Apache modules:
# apt-get -y install php5 php-pear libapache2-mod-php5 php-apc php5-mysql php5-mcrypt php5-xmlrpc php5-curl php5-imagick php5-gd php5-imap php5-pspell # apt-get -y install apache2 apache2-doc apache2-utils # a2enmod setenvif headers deflate filter expires rewrite include
And my httpd.conf file looks like this (i.e. I've essentially disabled .htaccess, and have all the rules in the httpd.conf instead):
<Directory /var/www/example.com/public> AllowOverride None [...] </Directory>
Considering that it'd give you a basic idea of how my webserver is set up, I'd like to go ahead and ask the questions:
Is it true that Apache is comparatively slow at serving static content with PHP installed? (I guess.)
Lets say, my website's root directory is '/var/www/example.com/public', and I've all the static content (CSS, JS, images) in '/var/www/example.com/public/uploads'; How do I overcome Problem (1) without having to move all static content to a server that doesn't have PHP installed?