I have a dev machine with Ubuntu 12.04. I installed AMP by following directions from http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-apache2-with-php5-and-mysql-support-on-ubuntu-12.04-lts-lamp.
Will it work if I download PHP5.4 source code and compile it? Will it break packages such as php5-tidy, php5-xmlrpc, etc, etc?
Is this the best way to upgrade and maintain PHP?
Is there a good book for learning web server maintenance?
Thanks in advance.