In Red Hat Version 4 the httpd.conf file inports all configuration files held in the folder: /etc/httpd/conf.d/
In this folder is a php.conf file that makes reference to the PHP library. Once I changed this from version 4 to version 5 and restarted the httpd my PHP code started to work. I created a phpinfo.php file and was also able to see all my configurations.
The problem I am tackling now involves mysql. It appears that I don't have PHP5 configured correctly or mysql needs to point to the correct php library. Anyway it goes I can't communicate with mysql with my PHP code.
Oh well, getting high help the first time.......