BIP media centos VPS cloud server This guide assumes you have a minimal CentOS installation and are not planning on running a control panel such as cPanel, which installs the Apache webserver for you. Some of the software versions listed below may need to be changed as they are updated. As of the writing of this article, Apache 2.2.16 and PHP 5.3.3 are the latest versions.

Install required packages using Yum

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

Download Apache source

( You should check http://httpd.apache.org/ for the latest version )
wget http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/httpd-2.2.16.tar.gz

Download PHP Source

( You should check http://www.php.net/ for the latest version )

wget http://us3.php.net/get/php-5.3.3.tar.gz/from/us2.php.net/mirror

Building Apache

tar zxvf httpd-2.2.16.tar.gz
cd httpd-2.2.16
./configure -- enable -so -- enable -rewrite=shared
make
make install 
cd ..

Building PHP

tar zxvf php-5.3.3.tar.gz 
cd .. /php-5.3.3
. /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
make install
cp php.ini-production /usr/local/lib/php .ini
cd ..