Install or update PHP 5 on Centos

I tried compiling PHP 5.2 on CentOS but after so many tries I gave up. I was getting struck at compiling PHP with gd. And without gd it was useless. So I decided to yum and install the same.

By default if you use yum install php it will be install only php 4 series and not 5. In order to install version 5 I had to enable repo centosplus.

yum install php –enablerepo=centosplus


yum update php –enablerepo=centosplus

I came across another interesting repo for yum by kbsingh and after installing I was able to install a lot more. If you are interested please check out this website

Have fun !! 😉

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By Imthiaz

Programmer, SAAS, CMS & CRM framework designer, Love Linux & Apple products, Currently addicted to mobile development & working @bluebeetle


  1. Muy buen aporte al menos instalo todo pero en el php (5.3.1) em salio una observacion:

    PEAR package PHP_Archive not installed: generated phar will require PHP’s phar extension be enabled.

    ocasionara algun tipo de problema con el PEAR

    Espero sus rptas.

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