I admit I am not a site developer but I have some understanding of how it all works.
If Debian Linux handled php or was a good enough web server then they wouldn't need Apache, would they? Apache handles Perl (php) scripts, hence my description of it.
Apache is broke, 1&1 broke it and they don't give a toss about fixing it; is that a fair assessment of the facts so far?
We have enough issues right now, without arguing navel-gazing minutae over comments made in posts, thanks......