We’ve built a new EC2 server based on Virtualmin + Nginx. I’ve seen
Nginx recommended a lot over the years so thought if we are moving to
the cloud, and want things to be optimal, then it’s time to give it a
go. Before our setup has been Virtualmin + Apache (with suexec and
For some of our old Perl CGI scripts we’ve hit the issue I’m sure most
of you are familiar with. I’ve searched for solutions and have found a
number, all of which have various caveats. It’s unclear as to what they
best way to deal with this is. Along with plain CGI (and fastcgi) suexec
is an important security feature to ensure that compromised scripts
don’t have permission to wreak havoc on other user accounts, and run
things with tight permissions (along with sorting our FTP script upload
issues you can have).
There are various hack arounds for suexec style behaviour, I haven’t
figured yet how they can work with the CGI workarounds.
It seems like this is such a common demand that there should be an
established (efficient and reliable) solution to deal with it by now?
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.