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PHP is a general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development. The online manual is an excellent resource for the language syntax and has an extensive list of the built-in and extension functions. Most extensions can be found in PECL.

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Why not use a WAMP stack?

This is a canonical question about the use of a *AMPP's stack. I recently had a talk with some experienced people and they suggested to me not to use a WAMP stack, and instead install apache, mysql ...
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Outgoing mail from linux not being delivered

I can't seem to send mail through my php scripts or through the linux console on my Centos 5.5 LAMP server, when the email is addressed to go to a domain that is hosted by my box. I think it is ...
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How to maintain PCI compliance on a LAMP server when repositories don't keep up with versions

We run Ubuntu Lucid 10.0.4 as the foundation of our LAMP environment. We are trying to become PCI compliant so that we can pass CC info through our server. We have run some third-party scans on our ...
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How to fetch ./configure parameters used at last time?

I am upgrading LAMP stack on customer's server and need to ./configure mysql and apache with exact last settings they were compiled with last time. Where do I get these? PHP configure string can be ...
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Nginx + PHP-FPM URI alias and multiple php directories

I am trying to configure Nginx to host multiple PHP based apps in two different directories in the same domain. The outcome I'm trying to get to is: http://webserver.local/ > app served from /path/...
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Setup ubuntu server to send mail()

I tried searching a lot but unable to find how to actually setup a ubuntu server, so that I can send mails through php using mail() function in php. I have apache2, mysql and php5 installed on my ...
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MySQL cannot connect via "localhost", only

this is somewhat of a mystery to me. The only way I can connect to MySQL is if I call it via "" ... for example, my PHP connect script will NOT work with localhost I'm running Mac OS X Lion, ...
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Can a pool of memcache daemons be used to share sessions more efficiently?

We are moving from a 1 webserver setup to a two webserver setup and I need to start sharing PHP sessions between the two load balanced machines. We already have memcached installed (and started) and ...
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How do I upgrade from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.4.6 in Ubuntu?

Is there an easy way out to get the latest PHP? I have tried updating my package but none of it has 5.4.6 yet... if anyone knows on how to do it quickly, can it be shared here? I've tried compiling ...
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Secure LAMP server for production use

What is the procedure for securing a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP Server (or even Perl) for production use? Other than setting the MySQL password and the root password for Linux what other (maybe not so ...
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How do I install PHP 5.3 on CentOS?

I have to install PHP 5.3 on my CentOS server. If I do yum install php, the base repository installs 5.1.6 which is too old for the applications I need to install. So I've been trying to use the IUS ...
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Configuring php mail() per domain

I have about 6 sites on my dedicated server (running centos5), and all emails sent using php's mail function are sent by [email protected] e.g. "Received: from nobody by servername....
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What causes PHP pages to consistently download instead of running normally

I'm running a Ubuntu Server on a VM, to test out different web forum solutions. I have set up a ~/public_html/ to be accessible with the apache2 web server, and that works fine. However when I go to ...
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Apache is not interpreting .PHP files

I recently downloaded OpenSUSE OS version 11.4 from the site to use it as a server..In order to do that I downloaded the server edition that has Apache/2.2.17 and PHP5 downloaded by default.....Ok ...
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Why is PHP script downloaded instead of executed

I have a local LAMP server set up on my Ubuntu laptop for testing various PHP scripts. Sometimes, when I do something wrong, instead of getting an error, the script I'm testing is offered for ...
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memcache vs memcached?

I want to use memcached I have installed it through yum install memcached But now I need to connect to PHP, and there is an extension named memcache and one named ...
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Why is the response on localhost so slow?

I am working on a tiny little PHP project for a friend of mine, and I have a WAMP environment setup for local development. I remember the days when the response from my local Apache 2.2 was immediate. ...
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104: Connection reset by peer while reading response header from upstream (Nginx)

I have a server which was working ok until 3rd Oct 2013 at 10:50am when it began to intermittently return "502 Bad Gateway" errors to the client. Approximately 4 out of 5 browser requests succeed but ...
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How can I display and log PHP errors on IIS7?

We're running PHP 5.2.5 on an IIS 7 Server and we're having problems making PHP errors visible... At the moment whenever we have a PHP error the server sends back a 500 error with the message "The ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest PHP version in CentOS with yum?

I found some blog posts about this, but it's rather lack of descriptions on possible side effects. I could really use some detailed on these steps: How to add a repo that provides PHP 5.4 into yum ...
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How can I determine the cause of an apparent memory leak in my Apache/PHP based web app?

About once a week, but sometimes even a couple of times a day after running fine for days, my EC2 instances become unresponsive. Munin's memory graphs tell a pretty straightforward story: memory ...
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Content-Length not sent when gzip compression enabled in Apache?

I would really appreciate some help understanding this Apache behaviour. I am communicating to PHP from an iPhone Objective-C app in application/json. Gzip compression is enabled on the server, and ...
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How to configure a real domain name for sender address

I tried to sending out an email using php mail() function but it failed somehow, complaining that a real domain name is required. The following is observed in the maillog: sendmail 4984 r25984: ...
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How to configure php.ini with remote SMTP?

How do I configure PHP to send mail using mail() via a remote SMTP server? I've tried to do this using php.ini but it seems that you can only do that under Windows32 and I want to do this on my Unix ...
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How to create robots.txt file for all domains on Apache server

We have a XAMPP Apache development web server setup with virtual hosts and want to stop serps from crawling all our sites. This is easily done with a robots.txt file. However, we'd rather not ...
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How do I set up per-site php.ini files on a LAMP server using NameVirtualHosts?

I have a LAMP server serving a number of different websites using NameVirtualHosts. Until recently having a global php.ini file has been just fine, but recently one of our developers has requested ...
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Nginx & PHP in a subdirectory

I have an app behind nginx. But i need a specific path in this app redirect to a Wordpress Blog Example : -------> Redirect to my app -------> Redirect to ...
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Apache gets "clogged" with certain requests

I have a very odd intermittent issue. It occurs on a shared hosting server running CentOS and Apache/2.2.8, serving mostly PHP based websites at a rate of between 10 - 30 requests/sec. 3.5 GB RAM, ...
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Difference of running scripts manually or with a cronjob

I have a PHP script that I want to run every 10 minutes, going through database records and creating/editing movies through MEncoder. I've set up cron job to accomplish this, but it doesn't work very ...
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postfix sending mails to unknown addresses

I was checking my munin tables and saw a huge list of deferred mails in postfix and looking into /var/log/mail.log gave me an idea: I am sending mails to unknown mail addresses: Dec 23 08:21:32 ...
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How to install PHP from source with latest cURL package on Linux?

I simply have to use the latest cURL version (7.21.3) with PHP on my webserver. (Has to do with specific bug fixes) It is not available by default on most current Linux variant repositories. (Natty ...
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What time zone is a cron job using?

I'm guessing there's a difference between my PHP time and the server time. When I check the current time in PHP, it's showing that MST is being used. However, cron jobs aren't running at the correct ...
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Why Swap is used when plenty of free memory is left?

I have pretty good web (dedicated) server with good memory resources: System information Server load 2.19 (8 CPUs) Memory Used 29.53% (4,804,144 of 16,267,652) Swap Used 10.52% (220,...
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How do I tell Apache which PHP to use?

I am running Apache2 on a Mac OS X (10.5). I just compiled PHP 5.2.8 and finally got pdo-mysql working (or so I think). This terminal command: php --version is showing 5.2.8 and I have the right ...
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RSA certificate configured for SERVER does NOT include an ID which matches the server name

I recently started a LAMP server (all the latest versions) w/ WordPress on it, and I'm trying to install a SSL certificate that I recently purchased. When I restart apachectl, error_log gives me this: ...
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Securing PHP webservers

PHP applications have a reputation for higher than average security problems. What configuration techniques do you use for making sure the application is secure as possible? I'm looking for ideas ...
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How to watch logs in real time via Terminal?

This is a basic question - in the movie "The Social Network" there are several scenes when the young Facebook staff is watching the PHP/Apache server logs on in their TERMINAL in real time. I'm ...
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Multiple php versions simultaneously on Ubuntu

I want to be able to run multiple php versions on my development box running Ubuntu 12.04. What I want to accomplish is that when I use localhost as a domain a default is used (let's say php 5.3.17). ...
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Dynamic nginx domain root path based on hostname?

I am trying to setup my development nginx/PHP server with a basic master/catch-all vhost config so that I can created unlimited ___.framework.loc domains as needed. server { listen 80; ...
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Change default from address from Postfix from www-data to something else

Setting up Postfix and Apache/PHP on an Ubuntu server. Mail's now going out ok with the proper domain name, but the local part display name is always "www-data" as I'm assuming Postfix uses the name ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 runs out of ephemeral ports, though it shouldn't

We are regularly experiencing strange issues with networking on our dedicated server. It runs Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 on Xeon E5620 with 16 GB RAM and Intel 82575EB network adapter. Please note ...
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How do I enable SQLite on Linux/Apache/PHP?

To enable SQLite on my Windows/Apache/PHP setup, I uncomment the following lines in the php.ini file and restart Apache: extension=php_pdo.dll extension=php_pdo_sqlite.dll Now I have a VPS with Suse ...
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Find the php script thats sending mails

Is there any way for me to find the php script that is sending emails. I have apache+php ( no mod_suphp neither suexec ) in a "standard" install, and i want to find out witch php script is sending ...
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/usr/bin/host executed by hacked PHP script

Today I noticed unusual high request rate on Apache webserver and also quite high incoming network traffic. Upon checking Apache's mod_status page, I found the offending URLs to be from path www....
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How do I make Nginx redirect all requests for files which do not exist to a single php file?

I have the following nginx vhost config: server { listen 80 default_server; access_log /path/to/site/dir/logs/access.log; error_log /path/to/site/dir/logs/error.log; root /path/to/...
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linux: one apache two php versions. possible?

it seems that some of my php applications require php 5.2 and some require php 5.3. is there a way to configure apache (v2.2.14) that one virtualhost will work with one php library and a different ...
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show php error message on IIS 7

I am using IIS as a webserver on my development machine for PHP webdevelopment. Or at least, I am trying to. When there is a syntax error in a PHP script and I open that file in my webbrowser, I ...
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How to use FastCGI globally and Basic Auth in sublocations in nginx?

I recently deployed my first nginx setup and everything works really nice, except the location parsing is driving me nuts. I have a simple php fastcgi setup like this: location ~ \.php { if (!-e $...
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PHP as CGI or Apache Module?

I've always believed that PHP works better installed as an Apache module, but recently, someone on a local forum pointed out that running PHP as CGI is better security-wise. I've done some googling ...
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How do I decode this WordPress hack? [closed]

I found an offending string in a client's WordPress-powered website, and I just want to know what it does. @preg_replace("\x40\50\x2e\53\x29\100\x69\145","\x65\166\x61\154\x28\142\x61\163\x65\66\x34\...
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