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How to Run Apache as separate User and Group on Ubuntu 16.04?

How to Run Apache as separate User and Groupon Ubuntu 16.04 for security?


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Apache should be run as www-data, which is a user that only apache runs under.

It depends a lot on your setup, but you can have different apps run as different users listening on localhost ports and then proxy to them from your “main” apache, and you can run your fcgi workers as a different user but it really depends on which applications you’re running and how you’re running them.

Hm, so this tip to Run Apache as separate User and Group is an old procedure because today the apache is already coming running as separate User and Group, right?