How to Build a Web Server with PHP 5 and MySQL 5 Support

Posted on Saturday, Apr 21 2007 @ 05:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Building a PHP 5 web server with MySQL 5 support isn't as easy as it seems. PHP 5 doesn't come with embedded support for MySQL, making it tricky to compile PHP 5. Read this step-by-step tutorial and avoid all the pitfalls you may face.

Here is a snippet: "Building a PHP 5 web server with MySQL 5 support isn't as easy as it seems. We know this by heart: we spend literally a whole day last week trying to do this. The main problem is that PHP 5 doesn't come with embedded support for MySQL and MySQL 5 does not provide a separated stand-alone client module ready for downloading and installing. In this step-by-step tutorial we will show you how to compile and install Apache 2, PHP 5 with MySQL 5 support and PHP optimization and caching system (Xcache) on Linux, so you will be able to build your own web server in a matter of minutes - and not hours like happened to us."

You can check it out at Hardware Secrets.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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