Command-line option to list the current PHP handler on the server – cPanel

A php handler loads the php modules and that determines how the php pages loaded on the server. Different types of php handlers are CGI, DSO, suPHP, & FastCGI. In a cPanel server, we have a command-line option to list the current working handler.

Steps to list the php handler from command-line:

Step 1 : Login to the server as root user.
Step 2 : Execute the command;

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_phpconf --current


[email protected] [~]# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_phpconf --current
Available handlers: suphp dso cgi none
PHP4 SAPI: none
PHP5 SAPI: suphp
SUEXEC: enabled
RUID2: not installed

The above command also lists the available php handlers. Also, you can use the below command for available php handlers. 🙂

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_phpconf --available


[email protected] [~]# /usr/local/cpanel/bin/rebuild_phpconf --available
Available handlers: suphp dso cgi none
PHP4 SAPI: not installed
PHP5 SAPI: cgi-fcgi
SUEXEC: available
RUID2: not available

That’s it..! 🙂


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