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PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a computer scripting language, originally designed for producing dynamic web pages. It is mainly used in server-side scripting, but can be used from a command line interface or in standalone graphical applications.


  • Linux

    yum -y install libxml2-devel libjpeg-devel libpng-devel gd-devel

    If you are going to install LDAP support (--with-ldap), you will likely need to install OpenLDAP development tools:

    yum -y install openldap-devel
  • Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) - Special Instructions for making this work!

Download the Source
Download the most recent version of PHP. At the time of writing, that was 5.2.9:

cd /extra/src
tar zxvf php-5.2.9.tar.gz
cd php-5.2.9

Instructions are provided for installing PHP with either the Apache or lighttpd web servers.
You can test your installation by putting a simple script into a install-test.php file and loading it from your webserver:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

PHP Caches
Alternative PHP Cache

Recent Updates

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  • 3 months 3 weeks ago
    php 8.x
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  • 3 months 4 weeks ago
    Drop Centos 5/6 stuff