This is a short guide that will show you how to install Apache, PHP, MySQL, and MSSQL Extensions on a CentOS5 Server or VPS. All “quote” blocks are to be executed in SSH (shell) as root.
Getting the server ready to build applications from source:
Check for any RPM installations of the applications.
rpm -qa | grep -i apache rpm -qa | grep -i httpd rpm -qa | grep -i php rpm -qa | grep -i mysql
Remove any RPM installations found with the “rpm -e” command:
rpm -e application_name_here
Install some base requirements to compile and install the software. Continue reading »