Fixer of wikis and caller of the black magic
Here is what I did
PHP is located in ~/.local/bin/php-cgi I used a .htaccess to register a new cgi handler its in ~/www
SSL is handled in ~/letsencrypt there is a shellscript in there talking to the cpanel to install new SSL certs, I used acme.sh for most of that.
For anyone coming in behind me.... I'm sorry