Here's a problem that I've been running into lately - a misconfigured apache on a webhost. This means that all scripts that rely on
break. The easiest workaround that I've found is just set the variable in some global include files that is shared, but it's a pain not to forget it. My question is, how do I determine the correct document root programatically?
For example, on one host, the setup is like this:
$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] == '/htdocs'
The real document roots are:
test.example.com -> /data/htdocs/example.com/test
www.example.com -> /data/htdocs/example.com/www
And I'd like a script that's run from
(on the path
) to get the correct value of
On another host, the setup is a bit different:
$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] == '/srv'
test.example.com -> /home/virtual_web/example.com/public_html/test
www.example.com -> /home/virtual_web/example.com/public_html/www
Is there any solution to this? Or is the only way simply not to ever rely on
and fix all the software that I'm running on my sites? Fixing this on the hosting's side doesn't seem to be an option, I've yet to encounter a host where this is was configured correctly. The best I got was a document root pointing to www.example.com, which was at least inside open_basedir - they used yet another naming scheme, www.example.com would point to
posted date: 2008-12-23 14:43:00