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First, thank you all for your help and responses. I'm actually using Scientic Linux.
I do have shell access. When I used the rpm -qa | grep -i php command, I got the info I needed telling me that PHP is installed. I wanted to try locate php just for the heck of it but I got an error telling me that some kind of database is not installed. I can get the exact message if you guys need it.
Now, I'm not sure -- as I'm a newbie -- what it means to add PHP to Apache. I also don't know how to do it or check if it is already added. Also the GD2Lib for PHP. How do I check if that's installed?
by adding php to apache... (assuming you are using the apache webserver, if not please advise) This means to insert a small string into the apache "httpd.conf" file to load the PHP modules so it can recognize and interperet PHP files...
The string is different depending on the installed version of PHP though...
I have been following this thread (which seems to have been dead for some time)...But I too need to check if php is working. Im not quite sure how to add the phpinfo() script to my server. Is that apache?
Im new to Linux-- working on Ubuntu 11.10. Any help on testing php for someone with little experience on linux would be much appreciated