Background to suPHP
Skynet provides suPHP on an optional basis to its users.
With a simple .htaccess file - Skynet members can choose if all or parts of their public_html use suPHP.
In short, it means that PHP will run/execute as *you* the owner of the files (as if you were executing/running the file). That means that you can have your php files chmod'd 600 so no one else can access your files via scripts etc.
It has the following advantages:
Your files do not have to be world readable (e.g. your mysql password etc.)
When you upload files (e.g. photos etc.) they are immediately owned by you and not the webserver, allowing you to delete, rename and move them etc.
Any emails sent via an email form will have your username as the default "From:"
It has the following potential disadvantage:
If someone finds a security hole/bug in your code or php program, they maybe able to exploit it, resulting in potential damage to your files in /home/username
How to Use suPHP
Simply create a ".htaccess" file in the directory you wish to run/switch to suPHP (/home/username/public_html/ ) and place the following line it it:
AddHandler x-httpd-php .php