- Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:54:02 +1300
- From: Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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
Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Transient Software Limited <https://transient.nz/>