How to execute commands in php under apache
Posted on 2004-04-18
I am trying to make my daily work a little bit more easy. I am trying to automate some things that I do all days and started looking a way with php+apache. The problem is that apache runs under apache user and group, and anything I try to execute in the server is being executed by the user apache. So, I won't be able for example, to crate a directory.
I know apache has mkdir function os something like that, but I just gave you the "create directory" as an example, what I need to execute are lot of commands. Even, I will need to restart daemons like named or httpd, or mysql.
I tried a lot of ways but, all php code is being executed as apache user.
Any help will be apreciated.