The challenge with securing a shared hosting server is how to secure the website from attack both from the outside and from the inside. PHP has built-in features to help, but ultimately it s the wrong place to address the problem. Apache has built-in features too, but the performance cost of these features is prohibitive.

This has created a gap that a number of third-party solutions have attempted to fill. One solution you may have heard of is mpm-peruser, by Telana Internet Services. How well does it work, and how well does it perform?

  • A Bit of History
  • Installing mpm-peruser
  • Configuring Apache
  • Some Benchmarks
  • Other Considerations
  • Conclusions

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