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Reply to topic   Topic: mod_fcgid and custom handlers

Joined: 29 Mar 2011
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Location: Spain

PostPosted: Thu 02 Jan '20 13:00    Post subject: mod_fcgid and custom handlers Reply with quote

I've successfully configured a development environment using mod_fcgid to run PHP. I define the scope with:

<FilesMatch \.php$>
   Options +ExecCGI
   SetHandler fcgid-script

.. where fcgid-script is (I presume) a hard-coded handler provided by the module. To handle different PHP versions I keep a set of *.conf files and invoke the appropriate one inside every virtual host using Include. So far so good.

Some times I need to test a given feature in different versions within the same project. Since Include isn't .htaccess-friendly that implies restarting Apache. Trying to find an even more convenient way, I thought that perhaps I could feed SetHandler (which can be used in .htaccess) with a custom handler:

SetHandler php-5.3-script

Docs say that "Handlers can either be built into the server or included in a module, or they can be added with the Action directive" but here's where I got lost because Actions needs a URL-path.

Is what I'm trying to do not possible? Am I overlooking an easier way?
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James Blond

Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 7309
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Thu 02 Jan '20 20:00    Post subject: Reply with quote


what works is in *.config file


<Files ~ "\.php$">
      Options Indexes FollowSymLinks ExecCGI
      AddHandler fcgid-script .php
      FcgidWrapper "C:/php7/php-cgi.exe" .php

In .htaccess you can override the FcgidWrapper[1]

But you have to make sure not to set


FcgidInitialEnv PHPRC "C:\\php7"

since you can't override FcgidInitialEnv in a.htaccess file. I'm not sure PHP will pick the correct php.ini file. But it should. I haven't tried that since restating apache is easy.

If you still have a question please ask again.

[1] https://httpd.apache.org/mod_fcgid/mod/mod_fcgid.html#fcgidwrapper

[2] see also https://www.apachelounge.com/viewtopic.php?t=2394
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