Support for CGI, FastCGI and PHP applications is standard on all of our servers. CGI applications always execute under your own unix privileges, such that other users on the server cannot access or compromise your data. PHP applications are executed using the CGI method in order to provide this level of security.
The following file extensions are recognized by default (these mappings can always be modified from an .htaccess file).
On all servers, we maintain at least four different flavors of the PHP interpreter, all offering different compile-time options (use csoftadm to select the one which suits you best).
Whenever a visitor requests a path such as
http://mydomain/somedir, the web server will by default generate an index page with links to the files in the directory. This behavior can be disabled either by explicitely turning it off in an .htaccess file, or by placing an index file in the directory. If an index file exists, its contents will be returned instead.
By default, the following file names are automatically recognized as index files:
index.html index.cgi index.htm index.fcgi index.shtml index.php
There is a good number of configuration parameters that affect this functionality, see the Apache manual for more information.
mod_rewriteis available to all users. See the Apache mod_rewrite documentation for more information.