Going from Apache/DSO to Apache/DSO/mod_ruid2: What do I need to know
I am on a hybrid/VPS (Centos) where I run several wordpress sites.
Ever since, I am running Apache with the DSO handler.
I do this for performance reasons. I also use XCache and W3 Total cache on my wordpress sites.
The problem I am having with THIS (old) setup is that things like updating wordpress or plugins, although it in general works after I set permissions, takes VERY LONG. I am always baffled working on client's sites who use SuPHP where such things often only take 10 seconds or so while a wordpress update here takes like 5 mins.
I also frequently run into problems that plugins such as W3 total cache cannot automatically create folders due to permissions errors. I always have to manually upload via FTP.
My plan is now a) with EasyApache compile both new the latest Apache 2.4 and PHP 5.5.5 and then keep using DSO BUT with mod_ruid2
What do I need to know, will there permission changes be required after I use mod_ruid2? (It is my understanding that mod_ruid combines the benefits of SuPHP with being able to run DSO handlers)
Also: What is the difference between PHP 5.4.21 and PHP 5.5.5? In Easyapache it says "experimental" so I am not 100% sure which one to use.
My ultimate goal is to get rid of having to manually do stuff like setting permissions and also to accelerate things like WP update and of course increased security with mod_ruid2.