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Install PHP 5.3 on CentOS/RHEL

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“.

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Installing packages on CentOS / RHEL

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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