Steps for Compiling PHP and Apache 2

This page only provides steps to compile Apache and PHP. More detailed information is provided here.

Assuming Apache source and Php source are in /usr/src directory.

To compile Apache 

$ cd /usr/src

$ tar -zxvf httpd-2.0.44.tar.gz

$ cd /usr/src/httpd-2.0.44

$ ./configure --prefix=/wwwroot --enable-so

$ make

$ make install

$ /wwwroot/bin/apachectl start

Now test apache installation by going to http://localhost.

Stop apache for php installation.

$ /wwwroot/bin/apachectl stop

To compile PHP

$ cd /usr/src

$ tar -zxvf php-4.3.0.tar.gz

$ cd /usr/src/php-4.3.0

$ ./configure --prefix=/wwwroot/php --with-apxs2=/wwwroot/bin/apxs --with-config-file-path=/wwwroot/php --with-mysql

$ make

$ make install

Now you have to edit Apache configuration file /wwwroot/conf/httpd.conf.

If LoadModule php4_module modules/ line hasn't been added by php install to /wwwroot/conf/httpd.conf, then you have to add it yourself. Add it somewhere below section named "Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support"

LoadModule php4_module modules/

Now add this line to /wwwroot/conf/httpd.conf file:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

Start Apache now:

$ /wwwroot/bin/apachectl start

Now create a test PHP file using any text editor and add these lines to it:


Save it under /wwwroot/htdocs as info.php

Now test your PHP installation by accessing file info.php:


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