I'm a relative Linux newbie, so I realize I have enough knowledge to do something dumb. I was wondering if anyone could comment on this:

On a RHEL 6.2 server with Apache 2.2. I installed PHP 7.0 along with PHP-FPM, which is listening on a Unix socket.

Here's where the fun started.

Due to my company restricting wget access to remote repos, I ended up having to compile and install mod_fastcgi from this source (circa 2007!). It is version 2.4.6

After several hours of churning, I got it working and have a successful phpinfo() which happily states:

Server API  FPM/FastCGI   
php-fpm     active 

My question is - is this going to be a "good" platform for me to deploy my PHP code to? The sheer digging I had to do to get to the point where this worked, along with first going down a path of using mod_fcgid then switching to the (older?) mod_fastcgi -- makes me a little nervous.

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    Don't put this on the Internet. It's dangerously out of date. Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 19:28
  • @MichaelHampton - just curious, what is bad about it and what would a good alternative be? Just plain old mod_php? This is not going on the internet; only on a (heavily firewalled) private internal network...
    – C C
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 19:38
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    The whole system is years out of date, to begin with. Second, I wouldn't build a new project on an old OS. I'd start with RHEL 7 (and mod_fastcgi was obsoleted some time ago as well). Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 19:39
  • Thanks. I can port the project later, this is only dev and deep inside the company. I have zero choice on OS...that's what they serve up internally. Knowing my company they probably hardened RHEL 6 by re-writing half of it... I guess I just want to know if my config will work reliably enough for code development.
    – C C
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 19:43
  • And they let you run a current version of PHP? Surprise! Have you considered looking for work somewhere a little more sane? Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 19:47


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