Article ID: 5225, created on Apr 28, 2008, last review on Nov 7, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk for Linux/Unix


During Apache startup, it reports the following warning messages:

Warning: SuexecUserGroup directive requires SUEXEC wrapper
Warning: SuexecUserGroup directive requires SUEXEC wrapper


Such a warning is usually caused by invalid permissions on the suexec wrapper; they should be as follows:
# ls -la /usr/sbin/suexec
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 12064 2008-04-17 01:15 /usr/sbin/suexec

If the ownership or permissions differ from the example above, use the following commands to correct them:
# chown root:root  /usr/sbin/suexec
# chmod 4755 /usr/sbin/suexec

Note that the name for the suexec binary may be different among different OSes; for example, for SuSE 10, it is "/usr/sbin/suexec2."

Also, be aware that Plesk replaces suexec with its own version, which implements tighter security in a virtual host environment. For details, see article #762.

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