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I have compiled all Apache, PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3 on CentOS at path /usr/local/apache, /usr/local/php52 and /usr/local/php53.

I have the libphp5.so modules in my respective php folder by using symlink at /usr/local/php and LoadModule directive. I am able to switch PHP versions too but now I want that different directories to run with different PHP 5.x version. Is it possible ?

I have seen posts like this one where running PHP4 and PHP5 together is possible but in my case module name php5_module is same in both the versions, apache isn't loading the second Module.

Also I have seen some posts like this one where they are using different SAPI e.g PHP-FPM, Fast-CGI which I am avoiding.

So I am left with only option to rename the module php5_module to php53_module or something similar.

I tried editing the source with no success. Here is what I did : Replaced string mod_php5 with mod_php53, libphp5 with libphp53, php5_module with php53_module, application/x-httpd-php with application/x-httpd-php53 all this were replaced in all files of the source.

I used similar command to replace strings recursively

find . -name '*.php' -type f -exec sed -i 's/x-httpd-php/x-httpd-php53/' {} \;

configure command was completed successfully but make did not complete, following is the error :

 /setups/src/php-5.3.21/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c: In function 'php_apache_ini_dtor':
/setups/src/php-5.3.21/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c:522: error: 'php53_module' undeclared (first use in this function)
/setups/src/php-5.3.21/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c:522: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/setups/src/php-5.3.21/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c:522: error: for each function it appears in.)
/setups/src/php-5.3.21/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c: In function 'php_handler':
/setups/src/php-5.3.21/sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.c:550: error: 'php53_module' undeclared (first use in this function)
make: *** [sapi/apache2handler/sapi_apache2.lo] Error 1

BTW OS I am using is CentOS.

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I do not think it is possible to do this the way you are thinking though I could be wrong.

An alternative is to use something like fastcgi but there will be a performance hit.

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