I’m at a crossroads point in my LMB^Box FilePress plugin for WordPress. I’m calling out for everyone’s input as to what they think/know will be better!
Ok. Many of you may know about the problem with file management using PHP. If you use the standard Filesystem Functions that PHP has to upload/create/edit/remove any file(s) on your server, the user/owner for those files is the PHP/Apache user usually something like ‘nobody.’ Once you upload/create a file or directory using the PHP Filesystem Function, you will no longer have any control over the file(s) via FTP or Shell because the you are NOT the Owner of those files/directories. The other option to use is to use the PHP FTP Functions to control the file(s). With this option, you will have to enter in a FTP Username/Password and Path into the plugin in order to use it.
ADDED: I forget to mention that I believe that this only happens with Unix/Linux since it’s soo secure and I believe that under Windows this doesn’t happen/really matter, not sure though …
Which way would you like more? Please let me know soon so I can finish this plugin! Thanks all!