Best way to have CentOS4.4/PHP5.2x/Apache2.2x/MySQL5.x?

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#1 Thu, 04/05/2007 - 19:58

Best way to have CentOS4.4/PHP5.2x/Apache2.2x/MySQL5.x?

OK, I am going to be installing current Virtualmin Pro on CentOS 4.4 x_64. We require MySql5 for stored procedures. I would like to have php 5.2(1) and Apache 2.4x as well. What is THE BEST WAY to get this all working with a FRESH INSTALL of CentOS 4.4?

I know Jason Litka has excellent tutorials on Apache/PHP/MySQL upgrades to current versions, as well as his new yum repo with i386 AND X_64 builds. Should I install these current versions from his repo and then install Virtualmin Pro? Or Virtualmin Pro and then upgrade.

Just trying to avoid more headaches!

Heres Jasons site, "Utter Rabmlings" if you dont know or are interested:

Thank you very much for any info you might be able to provide. I am at my wits end as I am a php/mysql/webprogrammer, not a system admin, a position I have been forced into at work. We have clients who need their sites up! Im pullin my hair out, oh wait, Im bald.

Thanks again, Steve

Thu, 04/05/2007 - 20:22
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Hey Steve,

I'll first say: Use our php5 packages. Ours co-exist peacefully with php4 (required for several of the Install Scripts). If you know for a fact you don't need php4 and never will, you can choose the packages you've mentioned--but they definitely won't live with php4. Our packages aren't perfect yet, but if you actually use them and bug me about problems I'll get them fixed reasonably quickly. (I'm rebuilding php5 for CentOS 4 right now to correct a few bugs users have reported, so tomorrow's release will be better than the current version.)

MySQL 5 should work fine, assuming the configuration files are in the right place. We fully support it.

I'd recommend against using a different Apache version. If you're "not a system admin", why give yourself more sysadmin pains? The Apache in CentOS is fine and has every major feature that's found in 2.2. If, somewhere down the road, you find that something is missing from the CentOS Apache, then you can worry about changing.


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Thu, 04/05/2007 - 20:38

Good info, thank you Joe. I see how hard you guys work and how active you are which is why I made the decision to purchase. I appreciate what you are doing.


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