FastCGI - Dreamhost - List of all apache modules?

software development


I’ve posted on another forum about this but have not gotten a response yet.
So I hope it’s okay to repeat the question here.

Apache2, PHP 5.6.10, FastCGI enabled.

I’m trying to create a list of loaded apache modules, but I’m using FastCGI on a shared host box.

The standard: <?php var_dump(apache_get_modules()); ?>

should produce the requisite array, but doesn’t do the the trick.

I get: Fatal error: Call to undefined function apache_get_modules()

Yes, I could use <?php phpinfo(); ?> to find information manually, but if I’m building a script and I want to find out on-the-fly within a preflight script whether a preferred module is available prior to full installation, I am at a loss.

What’s a reasonable work-around for listing existing apache modules when fast-cgi is enabled?


Actually, I couldn’t use phpinfo() because apache modules don’t show up when fast-cgi is enabled.

Anyone at the friendly DH dreamteam have some logic as to why fast-cgi-enabled php has been disengaged from apache? Shared hosting folks can’t just ‘apache2ctl -M’, eh?


I know this isn’t an exact answer to the original post since it isn’t terribly script-friendly without some serious kludging, but I had a similar problem with the FastCGI PHP setup and found an answer.

I came across this thread while trying to troubleshoot some mod_expires problems I was having. I wanted a list of all enabled apache modules on my shared host. Dreamhost support set up a directory with a couple files that allowed me to generate that list.

In a new directory on your server, create an index.shtml file that contains:

<!--#printenv -->

Also in the directory, create a .htaccess file that contains:

<IfModule mod_access.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_access 1
<IfModule mod_actions.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_actions 1
<IfModule mod_alias.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_alias 1
<IfModule mod_asis.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_asis 1
<IfModule mod_auth.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_auth 1
<IfModule mod_auth_anon.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_auth_anon 1
<IfModule mod_auth_dbm.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_auth_dbm 1
<IfModule mod_auth_digest.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_auth_digest 1
<IfModule mod_auth_mysql.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_auth_mysql 1
<IfModule mod_auth_svn.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_auth_svn 1
<IfModule mod_autoindex.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_autoindex 1
<IfModule mod_cache.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_cache 1
<IfModule mod_cband.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_cband 1
<IfModule mod_cern_meta.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_cern_meta 1
<IfModule mod_cgi.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_cgi 1
<IfModule mod_dav.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_dav 1
<IfModule mod_dav_fs.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_dav_fs 1
<IfModule mod_dav_svn.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_dav_svn 1
<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_deflate 1
<IfModule mod_dir.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_dir 1
<IfModule mod_encoding.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_encoding 1
<IfModule mod_env.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_env 1
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_expires 1
<IfModule mod_ext_filter.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_ext_filter 1
<IfModule mod_fastcgi.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_fastcgi 1
<IfModule mod_fcgid.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_fcgid 1
<IfModule mod_headers.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_headers 1
<IfModule mod_imap.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_imap 1
<IfModule mod_include.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_include 1
<IfModule mod_info.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_info 1
<IfModule mod_limitipconn.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_limitipconn 1
<IfModule mod_log_config.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_log_config 1
<IfModule mod_log_forensic.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_log_forensic 1
<IfModule mod_logio.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_logio 1
<IfModule mod_mime.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_mime 1
<IfModule mod_mime_magic.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_mime_magic 1
<IfModule mod_negotiation.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_negotiation 1
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_rewrite 1
<IfModule mod_security.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_security 1
<IfModule mod_setenvif.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_setenvif 1
<IfModule mod_speling.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_speling 1
<IfModule mod_ssl.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_ssl 1
<IfModule mod_status.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_status 1
<IfModule mod_suexec.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_suexec 1
<IfModule mod_unique_id.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_unique_id 1
<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_userdir 1
<IfModule mod_usertrack.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_usertrack 1
<IfModule mod_vhost_alias.c>
SetEnv MOD_mod_vhost_alias 1

When you hit the directory from a browser, you should get a printout with a variety of useful environment variables, including the status of the various apache modules.