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Create a new php document in your httdocs folder (or another if you changed the /www root) and type:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Save it as phpinfo.php and open Firefox (Mozilla) and go to http://localhost/phpinfo.php. If a page displaying your php info is served, php is properly installed and configured. If not, it is either not configured with Apache or not installed at all.
You misunderstood me. I'm sorry I was under the impression that you have some experience in web development. Open up the php document in a text editor (plain text, not OpenOffice) -- I believe in FC2 you can right-click and open with...) Delete any <html>, <head>, or <body> tags, and copy and paste in that line into it and save it as a php document. Make sure that you open it through localhost (i.e. not through file:///home/www/phpinfo.php), and see if you get the same results.
Hmmm. Have you seen the "Apache has been installed successfully page" yet? Non-dynamic content (html files) can be displayed fine without a web server, but as long as you are going through localhost, that should mean Apache is installed (try going to http://localhost). Otherwise, I can't think of what's wrong.
Yes you do have it installed. Try writing a simple php script and putting it in your webserver directory and see if it works. In fedora core 2 place the test page in /var/www/html and try and access it as follows http://localhost/testpage.php if it's been saved as testpage.php.