Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2009.1 - Page 2

5 Enabling PHP5 In Cherokee

PHP does not work in Mandriva's Cherokee by default. To change this, we need to start Cherokee's web-based control panel...

cherokee-admin -b

... and log into it (

Now go to Virtual Servers, pick the default vhost and go to the Behavior tab:

Click on php in the Target column.

You should now be here: default - Extensions: php > Handler. On the Handler tab, scroll down to the bottom...

... and click on the PHP Local link under Information Sources:

In the Interpreter field, you should see this:

php-cgi -b /tmp/cherokee-php.socket 

Please change it to

php-fcgi -b /tmp/cherokee-php.socket

Before you leave the control panel, make sure you restart Cherokee for the changes to take effect. To do so, select Graceful restart under Save Changes in the left column of the control panel and click on Save:

Press CTRL+C on the command line to stop the control panel.


6 Testing PHP5 / Getting Details About Your PHP5 Installation

The document root of the default web site is /var/www/. 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 /var/www/info.php

Now we call that file in a browser (e.g.

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:

urpmf php

Pick the ones you need and install them like this:

urpmi php-mysql php-mysqli php-bz2 php-calendar php-ctype php-curl php-devel php-dio php-dom php-eaccelerator php-enchant php-esmtp php-event php-exif php-fam php-ffmpeg php-fileinfo php-filepro php-ftp php-gd php-gettext php-gmp php-iconv php-id3 php-idn php-imap php-imlib2 php-mailparse php-mbstring php-mcache php-mcrypt php-mhash php-ming php-ncurses php-newt php-odbc php-oggvorbis php-pcntl php-pcre php-pear-Net_IDNA php-posix php-pspell php-readline php-recode php-session php-shmop php-simplexml php-snmp php-soap php-sockets php-sqlite php-ssh2 php-suhosin php-sysvmsg php-sysvsem php-sysvshm php-tclink php-tcpwrap php-tidy php-xml php-xmlrpc php-zip php-ini

Now restart Cherokee:

/etc/init.d/cherokee restart

Now reload 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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