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Easy Question related to WebHosting, CGI and Basic Setup/Security question

Discussion in 'Security' started by bz029, Jun 23, 2006.

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    My experience with PHP is mostly on a local machine...

    I am doing a website right now though and i want to use .php to dynamically generate the content. My webhosting company auto only allows scripts to run in /cgi.

    When I called support they told me where to go to allow scripts to run in all directories, and she told me that I would need to enable that to do what I'm trying to do.

    My question is this:
    Is there a security risk for allowing all directories to run PHP?

    The support woman said no. But I dont know how much I believe that. lol
    bz029, Jun 23, 2006 IP
  2. wheel

    wheel Peon

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    There shouldn't be. You want php running in all directories I think - one small risk is exposing the php code to visitors - making .php files executable ensures they never see the code.
    wheel, Jun 27, 2006 IP