In this tutorial, like other tutorials, I assume that you have the root access to the server. I also assume that you have already installed Apache on your OS. (See installing Apache instructions here)
Notice: If you don’t have former PHP version on your server, just skip this first step and move on to the next step named “Preparing to Install PHP 5.3“.
Most of the times when you want to setup a server for specific matter, it’s recommended to install the OS in minimal mode and install packages you want individually and configure them one by one. You can choose different ways to install your desired packages:
- Using YUM command
- Using RPM command
- Compiling each package
Each of these ways has it’s positive and negative points. that I’m going to write in brief:
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