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    I found this statement on a web hosting companies site.

    Security:
    In a traditional shared hosting environment, one account can access other's files when not secured properly. It is a well known fact that people can read other's passwords located in php files since they are all running under the web server's privilege, and gain access to sensitive data.

    Can anyone confirm this?

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    Cpanel recently fixed this problem. Now users cannot read eachother's directories.

    However, the threat is very real if the server is not properly configured. Plus, you can't blame it on PHP, it has nothing to do with PHP, it has to do with how the server is configured and operated. The same risk is present regardless of the scripting language, be it Perl, python, or PHP.
    There and Back Again :Ogre:


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