PHP is a server-side, cross-platform, HTML embedded scripting language.
In the beginning it was just a simple guestbook-processor, and it was growing and growing Since Version 3 it is really powerful Webdevelopment-language
Since Version 4 PHP capable and robust enough for enterprise webapplications. It is powerful, supports almost all important databases natively, and other through ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity). It a few times faster than ASP on Windows Systems on the same Hardware.
There are other extensions available like APC (Alternative PHP Cache), which speed up processing about 50-400% (depends on the php-code you wrote)
Depending on your needs there are some software to install first. One already installed Software according this document is MySQL, because its needed by mod_auth_mysql.
IMAP means »Internet Mail Application Protocol« and is a substitute for the POP (Post Office Protocol) protocol. It allows to keep all Mails in different folders on the server, which (should) be backed up - Never again lose important email, because your local harddrive crashed
|Filename to download|
imap.tar.Z is usually a symlink to the latest release, today its linked to imap-2001a.tar.Z
PostgreSQL is a very powerful and fast Database
Like MySQL wonderful for Webapplications. From my Point of view, not as comfortable to handle as MySQL. If your Webapplication performs mostly writes, or you need proofed transaction-capabilities, PostgreSQL is your friend
Origin-Site: http://www.postgresql.org (Select a mirror close to you)
Sablotron is a fast, compact and portable XML toolkit implementing XSLT 1.0, DOM Level2 and XPath 1.0. Sablotron is an open project; other users and developers are encouraged to use it or to help us testing or improving it. The goal of this project is to create a lightweight, reliable and fast XML library processor conforming to the W3C specification, which is available for public and can be used as a base for multi-platform XML applications.
PDFlib: A library for generating PDF on the fly PDFlib is the premier software component if you want to generate PDF on your server, convert text and graphics, or implement PDF output in your own products.
From the authors point of view:
|This is a commercial product|
PDFLIB is a commercial Product. Read the license carefully to see if you need a commercial license or not
gettext is a library for i18n (Internationalization, "I", 18 chars and "n") of software, and needed by php
Origin-Site: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gettext (select a mirror close to you)
zlib is a lossless data-compression library for use on virtually any computer hardware and operating system
Origin-Site: ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/zlib/zlib-1.1.4.tar.gz (select a mirror close to you)
cd /usr/local tar -xvzf php-4.3.0.tar.gz cd php-4.3.0 export LDFLAGS=-lstdc++ ./configure \ --with-apxs=/usr/local/apache/bin/apxs \ --with-mysql=/usr/local/mysql \ --with-pgsql=/usr/local/pgsql \ --enable-track-vars \ --with-openssl=/usr/local/ssl \ --with-imap=/usr/local/imap \ --with-gd --with-ldap \ --enable-ftp \ --enable-sysvsem \ --enable-sysvshm \ --enable-sockets \ --with-pdflib=/usr/local \ --with-gettext \ --with-mm=/usr/local/mm-1.1.3 \ --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/lib \ --with-zlib-dir=/usr/local \ --enable-wddx \ --with-mcrypt \ --with-mhash \ --with-mcal=/usr \ --enable-exif \ --enable-xslt \ --with-xslt-sablot=/usr/local \ --with-dom \ --with-dom-xslt \
Edit the Makefile and add -lstdc++ to the variable EXTRA_LIBS. This is currently only needed, when using Sablotron version 0.9.7
make make install
After installing your httpd.conf is modified by axps. It should now look as follows:
<IfDefine SSL> LoadModule ssl_module libexec/libssl.so LoadModule php4_module libexec/libphp4.so </IfDefine>
If you compiled Apache with mod_ssl then the php-module will only be loaded when staring Apache with ssl (apachectl startssl). If you will start Apache without ssl support (but compiled like described in this document) you need to change this:
<IfDefine SSL> LoadModule ssl_module libexec/libssl.so </IfDefine> LoadModule php4_module libexec/libphp4.so
Copy the sample php.ini-dist to /usr/local/lib/php.ini
cp /usr/local/php-4.3.0/php.ini-dist /usr/local/lib/php.ini
uncomment (remove the # at begin of line) the following lines in /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
Apache 1.3.27 default httpd.conf does lack of this entries. You have to add them instead of uncommenting
Since PHP Version 4.2.1, »register_globals« are set OFF. This can bring you in problems running PHP-Code not using the $HTTP_GET_VARS methods. To enable register_globals edit the following line in your /usr/local/lib/php.ini:
Please be sure, if you write new software, to use the new methods. Support of old methods will be dropped sooner or later
Restart Apache by issuing the following command: