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I have looked all over and found ways to compile PHP as a cgi/secondary install but no guides show how to compile PHP 5.4 as a cgi to be called in a .htaccess. I want to have a development cgi version of future updates so that I can test my code and make sure it will be supported in future versions.

Has anyone seen any articles I may have missed or be able to explain how to create a cgi version of PHP on a CentOS 5.6 box with cPanel?


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The answer I found was to use suhosin or suphp. First I had to compile PHP and drop it into a directory that was not the original cPanel install of it:

./configure --prefix=/opt/phpdev --disable-fileinfo --disable-phar --enable-bcmath --enable-calendar --enable-ftp --enable-gd-native-ttf --enable-libxml --enable-mbstring --enable-pdo=shared --enable-sockets --enable-zip --with-bz2 --with-curl=/opt/curlssl/ --with-curlwrappers --with-freetype-dir=/usr --with-gd --with-gettext --with-imap=/opt/php_with_imap_client/ --with-imap-ssl=/usr --with-jpeg-dir=/usr --with-kerberos --with-libxml-dir=/opt/xml2/ --with-mcrypt=/opt/libmcrypt/ --with-mysql=/usr --with-mysql-sock=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock --with-mysqli=/usr/bin/mysql_config --with-openssl=/usr --with-openssl-dir=/usr --with-pcre-regex=/opt/pcre --with-pdo-mysql=shared --with-pdo-sqlite=shared --with-png-dir=/usr --with-xpm-dir=/usr --with-xsl=/opt/xslt/ --with-zlib --with-zlib-dir=/usr --with-config-file-path=/opt/phpdev

make test
make install

Secondly I needed to edit the /opt/suphp/etc/suphp.conf and add application/x-httpd-phpdev="php:/opt/phpdev/bin/php-cgi" after [handlers] ;Handler for php-scripts:

In the /usr/local/apache/conf/includes/pre_main_global.conf file I placed:

AddType application/x-httpd-phpdev .phpdev
<Directory />
suPHP_AddHandler application/x-httpd-phpdev

Finally I added AddType application/x-httpd-phpdev .php to the .htaccess file in the directory I wanted to add

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