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Old 08-02-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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Installing Apache2, PHP5 etc on FC2? or better to upgrade OS?

Hi all

Before I start I should point out I am quite new to linux, I can get around the filesystem, edit config files and and so on but I'm not too familiar with installing software from the command-line.

My problem:

I have recently signed up fora virtual server with Servelocity. The distro that comes with it is Fedora Core 2 (with some customisations to the kernel).

It also comes with PHP4.3, MYSQL 3.something Apache 1.3 and a few other apps.

I have had trouble finding repositories for apt that allow me in install more modern versions of the software I need. I would like to be running apache 2.0, PHP5 and MYSQL 4.x.

Is it worth persevering with FC2 and trying to find repositories for the software versions I need, or would it be a better plan to look for another virtual server provider that runs a more modern OS?

If so could anybody recommend a good provider? I currently pay 30 a month (Im based in the uk). I would be prepared to pay a little more but obviously would like to keep my costs as low as possible.

Thanks in advance for any advice

Old 08-03-2006, 10:02 AM   #2
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I would give up with FC2 and upgrade to FC5, it's much more recent and you will find things much easier.

Why not just buy your own box and set it up for yourself? You'd probably learn a lot more doing that.


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