After complaining my hosts have offered to move our site to a new faster server. Good.
However, the php security has increased and I am wondering whether some of the scripts we use will stop working.
Our site is updated every night in a 'hybrid' fashion. We number crunch and pull data out of mysql databases using php and create static html files. This works fine for us.
we overcame the 'nobody' file permission problem by using a cgi script to execute the php file (nothing else we tried had enough permission). I didn't write it so I don't fully understand why that works but it does!
it runs something like
os.system( "php /create_pages.php > /out.txt" )
the create_pages.php script can then do whatever it likes to the files.
The new server stats (snippet) are as follows
"PHP5 & 4 with suphp mode
server setup with max security so
Max file permessions : 644
Max dir permissions : 755
No PHP directives are allowed in .htaccess anymore
Won't allow [$IPADDRESS...] invocations anymore
Won't allow nobody file ownership"
Is this enough information to determine whether it will stop the file creation scripts from working?
Can anyone offer any advice?