I always create web application using PHP but I always distribute and deploy my works to different kinds of server platforms and web server configurations. Thus I always encounter problems in deployment because some features are enabled and others are disabled. And my question, is there a standard web server configuration that is commonly used by most of web servers worldwide? covering the aspects of reliability, security and maintainability?
There are defaults typically for both the PHP.ini and the apache conf file, but it would vary depending on the version of PHP and Apache running. Do you develop for a set verserion like 5.2.x (PHP) and v.2.0.x or 2.2.x Apache? Knowing this would help ID what the typical defaults would be (like registered globals, etc.)