Howto: Install Apache 2.2.x and PHP 5.3.x on CentOS 5

Assume that you do not want to spend money on your server to have a control panel and having minimal requirement for your website,

1. Install the required packages,

yum install bison flex gcc db4 db4-devel libxml2-devel libpng-devel mysql-devel make

2. Download Apache source (refer the latest one from


3. Download PHP source (refer the latest one from


4. Build the Apache,

tar zxvf httpd-2.2.21.tar.gz
cd httpd-2.2.21
./configure --enable-so --enable-rewrite=shared
make install
cd ..

5. Build the PHP,

tar zxvf php-5.3.8.tar.gz
cd ../php-5.3.8
./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-mysql --enable-bcmath \
--enable-ftp --enable-magic-quotes --with-pear --enable-sockets --with-zlib --with-gd
make install
cp php.ini-production /usr/local/lib/php.ini
cd ..

6. Now, start the Apache services,

/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start

Install pdo_MySQL manually from CentOS

As you know, MGe is missing for sometimes for iOS and Android. 🙂

Today, MGe wish to share on how to install pdo_mysql from CentOS manually.

1. Basically, you will need to compile pear and mysql from your Apache. Run the command as below to get it updated.

yum install php-devel php-pear mysql-devel httpd-devel
pecl install pdo
PHP_PDO_SHARED=1 pecl install pdo_mysql

2. Open your php.ini file and insert the line as below.

3. Restart the Apache services.