Feel free to educate me - I'm migrating from a windows server to a dedicated linux server with apache 2.4 and centos 6.10 ... all users on the server are actually ME, so this part is not a security concern.
I want to share a folder to all users. I finally got this partially working with symlinks - it works for linking to static files, but won't work for php includes, which I need.
After talking to my hosting company, and asking about perhaps using bind --mount to achieve this, I learned that mod_hive and suexec are not going to allow this. They said I need to " disable the hive module and set up a clean apache installation" to make this work. If I understand correctly, I'd be disabling built-in security features that I should probably keep.
Is there another way, without making my server less secure?
I really need the ability for all users to include files from a shared folder - we have certain products that change specs all the time, and when I need to update those specs I don't want to update dozens of files.