How To Use Multiple PHP Versions (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) With ISPConfig 3 (CentOS 6.3) - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2013-03-12 18:54. ::

3 Building PHP 5.3.22 (FastCGI)

Download and extract PHP 5.3.22:

mkdir /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22
mkdir /usr/local/src/php5-build
cd /usr/local/src/php5-build
wget -O php-5.3.22.tar.bz2
tar jxf php-5.3.22.tar.bz2

cd php-5.3.22/

Install the prerequisites for building PHP5:

yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'

yum install libxml2-devel libXpm-devel gmp-devel libicu-devel t1lib-devel aspell-devel openssl-devel bzip2-devel libcurl-devel libjpeg-devel libvpx-devel libpng-devel freetype-devel readline-devel libtidy-devel libxslt-devel libmcrypt-devel pcre-devel curl-devel mysql-devel ncurses-devel gettext-devel net-snmp-devel libevent-devel libtool-ltdl-devel libc-client-devel postgresql-devel

Configure and build PHP 5.3.22 as follows (you can adjust the ./configure command to your needs, take a look at

./configure --help

to see all available options; if you use a different ./configure command, it is possible that additional libraries are required, or the build process will fail):

./configure \
--prefix=/opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22 \
--with-pdo-pgsql \
--with-zlib-dir \
--with-freetype-dir \
--enable-mbstring \
--with-libxml-dir=/usr \
--enable-soap \
--enable-calendar \
--with-curl \
--with-mcrypt \
--with-zlib \
--with-gd \
--with-pgsql \
--disable-rpath \
--enable-inline-optimization \
--with-bz2 \
--with-zlib \
--enable-sockets \
--enable-sysvsem \
--enable-sysvshm \
--enable-pcntl \
--enable-mbregex \
--with-mhash \
--enable-zip \
--with-pcre-regex \
--with-mysql \
--with-pdo-mysql \
--with-mysqli \
--with-jpeg-dir=/usr \
--with-png-dir=/usr \
--enable-gd-native-ttf \
--with-openssl \
--with-fpm-user=apache \
--with-fpm-group=apache \
--with-libdir=lib64 \
--enable-ftp \
--with-imap \
--with-imap-ssl \
--with-kerberos \
--with-gettext \

The last switch (--enable-cgi) makes sure this PHP version will work with FastCGI.

make install

Copy php.ini to the correct location:

cp /usr/local/src/php5-build/php-5.3.22/php.ini-production /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php.ini

That's it - if you like, you can now install some additional modules like APC, memcache, memcached, and ioncube.

The APC, memcache, and memcached modules can be installed through PEAR which we must install and initialize first:

yum install php-pear

cd /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/etc

pecl -C ./pear.conf update-channels

APC can now be installed as follows:

pecl -C ./pear.conf install apc

Accept all default values. Afterwards, open /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php.ini...

vi /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php.ini

... and add the line at the end of the file (you can also configure some additional APC settings):

;apc.shm_segments = 5

The memcache extension can be installed as follows:

pecl -C ./pear.conf install memcache

Open /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php.ini...

vi /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php.ini

... and add the line at the end of the file:


The memcached extension can be installed as follows:

yum install libmemcached-devel

pecl -C ./pear.conf install memcached

Open /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php.ini...

vi /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php.ini

... and add the line at the end of the file:


The ionCube Loader can be installed as follows:

cd /tmp

Next download and unpack the correct ionCube Loader package for your architecture (x86_64 or x86).

For x86_64:

tar xfvz ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz

For x86:

tar xfvz ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz

Proceed as follows:

cp ioncube/ /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/
vi /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php.ini

Add the line zend_extension = /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/ right at the beginning of the file (before the [PHP] line):

zend_extension = /opt/phpfcgi-5.3.22/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/

In ISPConfig 3.0.5, you can configure the new PHP version under System > Additional PHP Versions. On the Name tab, you just fill in a name for the PHP version (e.g. PHP 5.3.22) - this PHP version will be listed under this name in the website settings in ISPConfig:

Go to the FastCGI Settings tab (the PHP-FPM Settings tab can be left empty) and fill out the fields as follows:

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Submitted by Sagar MAllick (not registered) on Thu, 2014-01-16 08:33.

I am first install isp 3.0.5 and then i follow as per your website isntruction but i not understand how to run the php .where i put the index.php and test php 5.3.22 or 5.4.17 is run or work.

Help me.

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2013-09-11 13:06.
for php 5.2.17 --enable-fastcgi is correct and working for me.
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Tue, 2013-04-09 07:41.

On CentOS 6.4 and PHP 5.2.17 it worked when I configured PHP with the option --enable-fastcgi instead of --enable-cgi