This article will outline the process for install PHP 5.3.x on CentOS 5.6 via the Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.
First of all, complete a yum update on your machine by running:
# yum update
If a kernel update occurs I recommend rebooting before completing the rest of the steps in this outline.
In order to upgrade your PHP and MySQL environment you will need to install two repositories, one from the Fedora site and one from Famillecollet (remi).
# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm
Apache & PHP Update
Once the repo’s are installed you can complete the install (or upgrade) of MySQL, Apache and PHP: Continue reading “Install PHP 5.3 on CentOS 5.6”