Case 4: PHP parser outside of web tree
A very secure option is to put the PHP parser binary somewhere outside of the web tree of files. In /usr/local/bin, for example. The only real downside to this option is that you will now have to put a line similar to:
To get PHP to handle PATH_INFO and PATH_TRANSLATED information correctly with this setup, the PHP parser should be compiled with the --enable-discard-path configure option.