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Re: www-data




On 29/10/2018 10:26, Carl Fink wrote:
On 10/28/2018 05:16 PM, mick crane wrote:
what's the deal with www-data ?
I never made that user
I dunno if it has a password or what ?
these are things that some setup / install makes ?
It's created by the Apache installer. Check the Apache docs.

And I should mention that the www-data user can also be used by other web servers such as nginx, although apache is the usual suspect. The idea of having a common user for all web servers is to allow switching between server implementations without having to chown all your static content.

Kind regards,

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