Php4 and php5 on Centos6 with cPanel/WHM

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PHP4 deprecated (and do not remove php5 ) on centos with cpanwel/whm

We describe how to use both php4 and php5 on the Centos server

Install additional packages:

yum groupinstall "Development tools"
yum install httpd-devel bzip2-devel gmp-devel
yum install perl libcurl-devel
yum install gmp-devel

Download php4 sources from

cd  /usr/local/src
tar –xfv php-4.4.9.tar.gz
cd php-4.4.9


./configure --build=i386-redhat-linux-gnu --host=i386-redhat-linux-gnu --target=i686-redhat-linux-gnu --program-prefix= --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc --datadir=/usr/share --includedir=/usr/include --libdir=/usr/lib --libexecdir=/usr/libexec --localstatedir=/var --sharedstatedir=/var/lib --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --cache-file=../config.cache --with-libdir=lib --with-config-file-path=/etc --with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php.d --disable-debug --with-pic --disable-rpath --without-pear --with-bz2 --with-exec-dir=/usr/bin --with-freetype-dir=/usr --with-png-dir=/usr --with-xpm-dir=/usr --enable-gd-native-ttf --without-gdbm --with-gettext --with-gmp --with-iconv --with-jpeg-dir=/usr --with-pcre-regex=/usr --with-zlib --with-layout=GNU --enable-exif --enable-ftp --enable-magic-quotes --enable-sockets --enable-sysvsem --enable-sysvshm --enable-sysvmsg --with-kerberos --enable-ucd-snmp-hack --enable-shmop --enable-calendar --without-sqlite --with-libxml-dir=/usr --enable-xml --with-system-tzdata --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-mysqli=/usr/bin/mysql_config --without-gd --disable-dom --disable-dba --without-unixODBC --disable-pdo --disable-xmlreader --disable-xmlwriter --without-sqlite3 --disable-phar --disable-fileinfo --disable-json --without-pspell --disable-wddx --with-curl --disable-posix --disable-sysvmsg --disable-sysvshm --disable-sysvsem

If you get error like:

Sorry, I cannot run apxs.  Possible reasons follow:
1. Perl is not installed
2. apxs was not found. Try to pass the path using --with-apxs2=/path/to/apxs
3. Apache was not built using --enable-so (the apxs usage page is displayed)

Check is installed or/and: You probably should change the --with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs to --with-apxs2=/usr/bin/apxs Then use /usr/bin/apxs2 instead of /usr/sbin/apxs. But we've builded w/o these changes.

If you get error like this:

configure: error: Please reinstall the libcurl distribution -
  easy.h should be in <curl-dir>/include/curl/

Than check is libcurl-devel installed. Alternate: Find where curl includes locates on your server with find / -name “curl*”. Change the line in build config from –with-curl to --with-curl=/opt/curlssl/include/curl

For any other build errors check this link:

Once configuration succeed:

make install

Copy php4 module:

cp /usr/local/src/php-4.4.9/.libs/ /usr/local/apache/modules/

Add to httpd.conf (if you on Centos w/o cPanel/WHM) this line:

LoadModule php4_module modules/

In case of cPanel/WHM installed you need to modify the apache conf in the next way:

Main >> Service Configuration >> Apache Configuration >> Include Editor  Post VirtualHost Include



and add the line specified above

Create .htaccess or add the next lines if this file already exists in public_html folder:

 AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php4 .php3 .phtml .tpl .html

That's all! You can check if everything working fine by creating the phpinfo.php file in public_html folder with next content:

// Show all information, defaults to INFO_ALL