Print
Parent Category: Tutorials
Hits: 4299

Note:

We use Hosting and VPS Hosting, from: www.star-host.org

We like and trust them.

Good prices, high security.

In this tutorial I'll show how you can run both php4 and php5 version on same host.
The following are the steps I took to get php5+gd+mysql support (in parallel with the default install of php) working with my Plesk hosted sites on FC2. Hopeful it might help someone else.


mkdir /usr/local/php5libpng
cd /usr/local/php5libpng

yum install zlib-devel

wget http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...-config.tar.gz
gunzip libpng-1.2.8-config.tar.gz
tar -xvf libpng-1.2.8-config.tar


(remove extra dir’s created by the unzipping)

./configure '--prefix=/usr/local/php5libpng' '--exec-prefix=/usr/local/php5libpng'
make
make install


yum install mysql-devel
yum install libjpeg-devel



mkdir /usr/local/php5
cd /usr/local/php5

yum install libxml2-devel

yum install curl-devel

wget http://uk2.php.net/get/php-5.1.2.tar...php.net/mirror
gunzip php-5.1.2.tar.gz
tar -xvf php-5.1.2.tar


(remove extra dir’s created by the unzipping)

./configure '--host=i386-redhat-linux' '--build=i386-redhat-linux' '--target=i386-redhat-linux-gnu' '--prefix=/usr/local/php5' '--exec-prefix=/usr/local/php5' '--program-suffix=5' '--enable-force-cgi-redirect' '--enable-discard-path' '--enable-exif' '--enable-ftp' '--with-curl' '--with-bz2' '--enable-memory-limit' '--enable-inline-optimization' '--with-openssl' '--with-png' '--with-regex=system' '--with-xml' '--with-zlib' '--enable-sockets' '--enable-mbstring=shared' '--enable-mbstr-enc-trans' '--with-zlib' '--with-png-dir=/usr/local/php5libpng' '--with-gd' '--with-jpeg-dir=/usr/local/php5libjpeg' '--enable-gd-native-ttf' '--with-mysql'

make
make install



Create the file /home/httpd/vhosts/example.com/conf/vhost.conf with the following in it for each site:

ScriptAlias /php5-cgi-custom /home/httpd/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs
Action application/x-httpd-php5-custom "/php5-cgi-custom/php5"


Run: /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/websrvmng --reconfigure-vhost --vhost-name=example.com


Create a .htaccess file with the following in the directories that need to be run by php5:

AddType application/x-httpd-php5-custom .php

Also don't forget about short_open_tag ( <? vs <?php ). You may also need to add this to your .htaccess file:

php_flag short_open_tag On


For each of the sites go to the base httpdocs directory (after ssh’ing in as the site user, not root): /home/httpd/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs/ and run cp /usr/local/php5/bin/php5 ./php5

Then chmod “php5” to 755 (php5 needs to be copied and run locally, since otherwise you get issues with suexec. If you have problems run cat /var/log/httpd/suexec_log and check any errors.


PHP5 should now work.

Note:

We use Hosting and VPS Hosting, from: www.star-host.org

We like and trust them.

Good prices, high security.