Testing apache1.3 and apache2 in parallel with PHP
Our web-hosting service is still on apache1.3, but we've decide it's
finally time to switch to apache2.
We would like to have both apache daemons running in parallel for a
while to test out the setup. I have apache1.3 still listening on port
80; apache2 listens on a different port for testing purposes.
Several users use PHP. By default, PHP is disabled. The user enables it
on a per-directory basis using php_flag engine on.
I understand php_flag is not supported in apache2, and thus it won't
serve content from any directory where that instruction is in the
.htaccess file. I haven't been able to figure out how to duplicate the
setup we have with apache2--namely, PHP disabled by default, by
overriden on a per-directory basis. I've tried php_value engine 1, but
that doesn't seem to work. In any event, I'm concerned anything I do to
make the htaccess files compatible with apache2 will break compatibility
with apache1.3, so I won't be able to have everything running in
parallel for testing.
(1) How do disable PHP globally but enable per-directory in .htaccess
(2) Any way to do #1 that will allow things to continue to work as
before in apache1.3?
Thanks in advance for any tips.