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Proper apache configuration from performance and security point of vie

Proper apache configuration from performance and security point of view.

     
2:45 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I have a server running Centos 5.6 LAMP etc that will only host one website all the time.

Does it make any sense* to have Apache web server host the account in the home folder (/home/user) instead of the default location of /var/www/html?

*Sense mean performance benefit, security reasons, etc.

Thank you.
9:11 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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There will not be any performance benefit unless /home/user is located on a faster storage device than /var/www. If both are on the same disk then the performance is the same.

There could be a security benefit in that it is easier to manage / less likely to make a mistake with /home/user.

Another advantage of going with /home/user/public_html is that if you did want to host other sites later then it is easier to manage /home/user2/public_html, /home/user3/public_html.
11:15 am on May 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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What about the fact that the apache user can not login so I will be needing to use root create and manage the site?

BTW thank you for the comment.