smtalk, as you said in another post that there Custombuild 2.0 is coming. Do you have any plan to support PHP-FPM in it? PHP 5.4 is coming soon and with RC2, they just removed "EXPERIMENTAL" status from it. Even 5.3.9 will also support Ondemand feature which is perfect alternative to suphp.
Also, I have asked in another post and never get a reply about MySQL where Custombuild is usually download MySQL files while updating using "./build update_versions". With that, with slow speed connection, the real update process will also take longer than it should be. Why don't you allow us to download it with ./build update ?
I will test FPM and will probably add the support for it if everything works fine. About "./build update", MySQL is not added to the list of files to download, because on debian, for example, we download the tarball directly to /usr/local. We'll probably discuss MySQL function rewrite with John, but firstly, we need to get CustomBuild 2.0 out of alpha (http://files.directadmin.com/services/custombuild/2.0/custombuild/build). Thank you for your questions.
echo -n "What PHP release should be installed as a default one? (4.4/5.2/5.3/5.5): ";
Could you tell us something more about this? I've problems with googling about it - how to compare suPHP to php-fpm? What about safety? It's working on that same rules as suPHP (every user run only as him)? Some pros and cons? It's more safe for hosting companies to migrate from suPHP to php-fpm?We are planning to drop suPHP support and use PHP-FPM+mod_fastcgi instead of it (with 2 multiple versions of PHP, there would be a few PHP-FPM start/stop scripts on the system), that would change CB 2.0 completely.
For those of you who want to install mod_suphp, please remember that php_value and php_flag for .htaccess files won't work anymore.
If you want to find a way to overwrite php.ini settings (other than installing htscanner extension which is in alpha state), take a look at the first user note here:
... which will ultimately lead you to the blog post in here: