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    Running Multiple versions of PHP?

    Does anyone know how I can allow customers on a WHM server to run a php version of their choice.

    For example some prefer v5.2.16 and others v5.3.x

    So, can I allow people to have a different versions depending on their preference?
    Last edited by kshazad86; 02-14-2011 at 07:48 AM.

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    Apr 2009
    Compile php cgi for both the version and add the following in .htacess for individual users.

    AddHandler php-script .php
    Action php-script /usr/bin/php5.2
    Action php-script /usr/bin/php5.3
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    Thanks man,

    the server is currently running v5.6.12 and was installed via EasyApache.

    Can you guide me on how I can install v5.3.4 so that I don't mess up the earlier version?

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    You need manyally compile v5.3.4 and manyally enable php-cgi file in some Virtualhosts.

    For example create /usr/php53
    Fetch php source from and extract
    ./configure --prefix=/usr/php53
    make install

    And after you will have php-cgi executable file in /usr/php53/bin/php-cgi

    Use it for some sites in you httpd.conf

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    Ok, Ive now installed v5.3.5 from source like you said, and the install went through fine but I got a message saying:

    "Warning! a PEAR user config file already exists from a previous PEAR installation at '/root/.pearrc'. You may probably want to remove it."

    Is this something I should be worried about?

    Also, you mentioned changing the httpd.conf file, but what do I change?

    I thought I was supposed to change the .htaccess file for each user, or do I have to do both?

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    Do not worry about PEAR.

    You need crete link with php to your site

    ln /usr/php53/bin/php-cgi ~/

    And .htaccess for site must be

    AddHandler php-cgi .php5 .php
    Action php-cgi /cgi-bin/php-cgi

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    When I place the .htaccess file in the root folder or the public_html folder, I get an internal server error message when I try to access phpinfo page, and an additional 404 error message.

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