PHP access outside of /var/www
This is probably a stupid question but I work in general school IT and any web stuff I do in addition to the job description. Starting an OU degree in web applications but it'll be a couple of years before I get to server configuration.
Recently I've been experimenting with some open source video applications like KalturaCE and Red5 open source flash. To cut a long story short I have created a symlink for /var/www/kalturaCE/content/webcam to point to the Red5 streams directory at /usr/share/red5/webapps/oflaDemo/streams.
When recording from webcam from within Kaltura it seems to be able to record the file without any problem using Red5, but Kaltura then isn't able to play back the file.
Is this as PHP isn't able to read outside of /var/www and if so how can I give it access? For obvious security reasons I'd like to restrict it just to that path.