2.2. SERVER SETUP
CHAPTER 2. HOW DO I USE WEBHOST MANAGER?
Figure 2.27: Using the Service Manager
Enabling or disabling SuExec
SuExec is an Apache feature that gives users the ability to run CGI and SSI programs using user IDs that
are different from the user ID of the calling web server. This effectively means that CGI and SSI programs
will not have access to the root account or have root permissions.
Refer to the SuExec support page for more information about the advantages and risks of SuExec.
To enable or disable SuExec:
1. Click on the Enable/Disable SuExec link in the Server Setup menu.
2. Click on the Enable button to enable SuExec or click on the Disable button to disable SuExec.
Figure 2.28: Disabling SuExec
Wheel group (su)
The Wheel group is a user group that can gain access to root on your server by using the su command
(create a shell with the entered user id). You can add and remove users from that group as required.
To add a user to the Wheel group:
1. Click on the Manage Wheel Group Users link in the Server Setup menu.
2. Click on the required user in the displayed list and click on the Add user to wheel group button.
Figure 2.29: Adding a user to the Wheel group
Removing a user from the Wheel group
Remove a user from the Wheel group when you no longer want that user to have root access to the server.
To remove a user from the Wheel group: