Recently, I came across an issue:
phpMyAdmin was complaining about the absence of the
mcrypt module in
PHP. The strange thing was that when I ran
php -m in the console, the
mcrypt module was present:
php -m |grep mcrypt
I scratched my head for a moment, and then it dawned on me that there were two installations of
PHP on the server, both were built from source. Interestingly, the
mcrypt module was only present in one of them, and the
Apache module was only in the other.
The situation was quite absurd, but it’s precisely what prompted me to create this post on how to configure PHP to work in CGI mode for a specific folder, using
phpMyAdmin as an example.
To achieve this, you need to edit the configuration file with the following lines:
ScriptAlias /php/ /usr/bin/
AddHandler php-cgi-handler .php
Action php-cgi-handler /php/php-cgi
Instead of phpMyAdmin, it could be a website folder.