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Installing PHP 5.4 on CentOS 5.8

This tutorial is intended for system administrators wanting to install PHP 5.4 on CentOS 5.8

The reader should know how to configure a web server or application server and have basic knowledge of the HTTP protocol. Once finished the reader should have PHP 5.4 running with the default configuration.

Install Yum Priorities

For a brief overview on and how to configure Yum Priorities you can follow the instructions outlined in our Install YUM Priorities on CentOS tutorial.

# yum install yum-priorities

Installing PHP 5.4 on CentOS 5.8 x86_64

Install the EPEL x86_64 YUM Repository

# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

Install the IUS x86_64 YUM Repository

# rpm -Uvh http://dl.iuscommunity.org/pub/ius/stable/Redhat/5/x86_64/ius-release-1.0-10.ius.el5.noarch.rpm
# yum install php54 php54-common php54-devel
# php -v
PHP 5.4.5 (cli) (built: Jul 23 2012 10:10:54)
Copyright (c) 1997-2012 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2012 Zend Technologies

Installing PHP 5.4 on CentOS 5.8 i386

Install the EPEL i386 YUM Repository

# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

Install the IUS i386 YUM Repository

# rpm -Uvh http://dl.iuscommunity.org/pub/ius/stable/Redhat/5/i386/ius-release-1.0-10.ius.el5.noarch.rpm
# yum install php54 php54-common php54-devel
# php -v
PHP 5.4.5 (cli) (built: Jul 23 2012 10:10:54)
Copyright (c) 1997-2012 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2012 Zend Technologies

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