In older (or custom) installations, you may need to recompile PHP to add new extensions or to upgrade to a newer version. If you need to do that, follow these steps:
- Go to
- If the source of PHP is already here go into the directory (ie. php-5.3.9), otherwise download the tarball and uncompress it in this directory
- Grab the current configure command by executing
php -i | grep configure
- Run the configure command. If you need to add a new extension, add the new extension to the end of the configure line with the existing extensions.
- Restart apache by running
service httpd restartor in the Control Panel.
Note: You could consider rebuilding your server with one of our latest images, for better support and easier management — you will be able to install PHP extensions or upgrade / downgrade PHP using you OS’s package manager.