Today we will show you how to install PHP 5.3.8 on a CentOS 5.6 server from source code. At the time of writing this article 5.8.3 is the newest stable release of PHP 5. First you will need to make sure you do not have PHP installed from your CentOS package manager. You can run:
If you get a “command not found” error, then you’re good to go. If the output is version information from PHP, you should check yum for the installed packages and remove them.
PHP has a few prerequisite applications that must be installed in order to complete our build. These applications are easily installed through yum. If you’re making a custom build with your own configuration then some of these may not be required for your personal custom installation. If you’re not bu...
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