PHP handlers

How to change the Handlers

Changing the handler on cPanel is very easy to do and only takes seconds. Log into WHM and navigate to: Main >> Service Configuration >> Configure PHP and SuExec

You simply select your PHP handler choice from the drop-down menu. Then hit “Save New Configuration”.

List of PHP Handlers

  • DSO (mod_php) ==> Dynamic Shared Object         (   PHP scripts will run as the Apache user, which is the user: ‘nobody’)
  • CGI ==> Common Gateway Interface
  • suPHP


Comparison Graph

Low CPU usage
Low Memory consumption
Runs PHP as site owner instead of Apache
only w/ suEXEC
Good security



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