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Old 02-11-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Question Can I upgrade to PHP5 (from 4.2.2) on Redhat 9 ?

Don't want to go to the trouble of upgrading the whole OS. But I do need PHP5 with a version of Mysql that will work with it as well.
Can anyone recommend a distro and give me the steps?
Don't have any critical databases.
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There is not a single distro option for what you want to do. What you need is:

1- Linux
2- Apache Web Server
3- MySQL database server
4- PHP 5

This combination is very popular and widely installed.

Linux Apache MySQL PHP = LAMP

Google installing a LAMP server . There are tons of documents.
Obviously you will need to start with installing the OS then go from there.
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Thanks for this advice. Having looked at some of the information you pointed me at, I have decided to start with a fresh PC and install CentOS 5 from scratch. This seems to come with all the systems I need.

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