The PHP4 CGI
There are two different ways to install PHP4 on a Virtual Server. The
best way is to install the
mod_php4 Apache Module.
It can also be installed as a CGI to which PHP4 files are redirected
by your Virtual Server web server.
Connect to your Virtual Server via Telnet or SSH
and do the following.
Install the PHP4 CGI by doing the following, according to your Virtual Server O/S:
FreeBSD & Solaris PHP 4.0.4
Run the following command, substituting a version of PHP4 for
% vinstall PHP4_VERSION
These versions of PHP4 are available:
php4 php4-mysql php4-pgsql php4-msql
PHP4 is unavailable. Try PHP3.
If you don't know the Virtual Server O/S, try the following:
Due to Security Issues
the PHP4 CGI is installed at ~/usr/local/bin/php. Do the following to
link the PHP4 CGI into your ~/www/cgi-bin directory.
% cd ~/www/cgi-bin
% ln ../../../bin/php php
Make the following additions and modifications to your Virtual Server
web server configuration file (~/www/conf/httpd.conf).
If your Virtual Server was configured before Dec 8, 1998 you will need to make
the following additions and modifications in the ~/www/conf/srm.conf file instead. Then,
Restart Your Web Server.
DirectoryIndex line so that PHP4
files will be included as directory indices.
DirectoryIndex index.php index.php4 index.php3 index.cgi index.html index.htm
Add the following lines so that all files
with .php, .php3, .php4, and .phtml extensions will be redirected to the PHP4 CGI executable.
Action php4-script /cgi-bin/php
AddHandler php4-script .php .php3 .php4 .phtml
To test your PHP installation, try creating the following ~/www/htdocs/test.php4 document
and viewing it in your web browser.
phpinfo() function reports the version number, as well as the features that are
compiled into PHP.
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