Apache 2 + PHP 5 Installation Guide

Do not forget to change 'XX' by your CURRENT VERSION!

1. gzip -d httpd-2_0_XX.tar.gz

2. tar xvf httpd-2_0_XX.tar

3. gunzip php-XX.tar.gz

4. tar -xvf php-XX.tar

5. cd httpd-2_0_XX

6. ./configure --enable-so

7. make

8. make install

9. cd ../php-XX

10. ./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-mysql [Check the common problems in the botton of this page]

11. make

12. make install

13. Setup your php.ini: cp php.ini-dist /usr/local/lib/php.ini

14. Edit your httpd.conf to load the PHP module: LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp5.so

15. AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

16. Start Apache/PHP: /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start

Common Problem with MySQL configuration:

The error occurs on: ./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-mysql

The common description is: configure: error: Cannot find MySQL header files under yes. Note that the MySQL client library is not bundled anymore!

SOLUTION: On Debian, just install MySQL client libraries (apt-get install libmysqlclient10-dev). On Fedora/RedHat install simmilar packages (yum install php-mysql). After this, DO NOT FORGET TO POINT to the location where the MySQL client libraries were installed to, like --with-mysql=/usr/include/mysql/