Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.0 - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Fri, 2007-10-05 10:50. ::

6 Testing PHP5 / Getting Details About Your PHP5 Installation

The document root of the default web site is /srv/www/lighttpd. We will now create a small PHP file (info.php) in that directory and call it in a browser. The file will display lots of useful details about our PHP installation, such as the installed PHP version.

vi /srv/www/lighttpd/info.php

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Now we call that file in a browser (e.g. http://192.168.0.100/info.php):

As you see, PHP5 is working, and it's working through FastCGI, as shown in the Server API line. If you scroll further down, you will see all modules that are already enabled in PHP5. MySQL is not listed there which means we don't have MySQL support in PHP5 yet.

 

7 Getting MySQL Support In PHP5

To get MySQL support in PHP, we can install the php-mysql package. It's a good idea to install some other PHP5 modules as well as you might need them for your applications. You can search for available PHP5 modules like this:

yum search php

Pick the ones you need and install them like this:

yum install php-mysql php-gd php-imap php-ldap php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc

Now restart Lighttpd:

/etc/init.d/lighttpd restart

Now reload http://192.168.0.100/info.php in your browser and scroll down to the modules section again. You should now find lots of new modules there, including the MySQL module:

 

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Submitted by Enea (not registered) on Thu, 2010-02-04 06:37.

Hello,

 can you please also describe how to install php with fast-cgi support? I keep getting 403 errors.

Submitted by aroel (not registered) on Tue, 2010-07-27 14:10.

i think you haven't installed lighttpd-fastcgi

yum install lighttpd-fastcgi

Submitted by !ian (not registered) on Mon, 2009-10-26 20:46.

Great tutorial, thanks!

It saved me a lot of time :)