Friday, November 17, 2006

Installing php5

It has been a while since my last post. In this post I want to talk about installing php5. I start with
sudo apt-get install php5
Next to make it work with apache2
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5
And now restart the apache2 webserver with
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Now test if it all works. the DocumentRoot is standard set to the directory "/var/www" So all php files you produce must be placed into this directory. To change the DocumentRoot location type
sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/default
and change the DocumentRoot on line 5 in something else.I decided to keep the DocumentRoot to /var/www. Now go to this directory and make a test.php file with
sudo touch test.php

edit the file with
sudo vi test.php
now insert the following line into the new file
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
now with your browser go to
if everything is installed correct you`ll see the php info page. Make sure so remove this file if you open your server to the public as it may pose a security risk. For more information visit ubuntu dapper wiki.

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