Is there a way I can execute a command line in PHP. I want to have a hidden file on my servers so If I lose access to them I can disable the firewall through the website by loading a secure .php file through my browser. The command I use to disable the fire wall is

sudo ufw disable

I'm running Ubuntu Server with apache2. I'm not sure how to execute that through PHP.

Thank you

  • no good will come from this - remotely executing system scripts thru sudo is dangerous. u should find another way to solve this.
    – sybreon
    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:04

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What you need to do is setup SSH on your server. Log into the server, and disable the server that way.


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