got it done
Falko thank you so much for your help. I got it figured out. I had to give apache permissions on the whole folder. I would still like to know about the libming.so error. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated. As far as I can figure out the libming.so module is no where on my system / hence the error. Thank you again for all of your help.
Here is the error in question:
PHP Warning: Unknown(): Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php4/20020429/ming.so' - libming.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0