I have a ChicagoVPS server that I chose to use the "CentOS 5 Kloxo (32 bit)" image. I managed to get PHP 5.3.3 installed on the machine, but when I used Yum it installed PHP 5.3.3, and not the latest version (which seems to be 5.4.15 as of today: http://php.net/downloads.php).
I'd like to get PHP/MysQL updated to the latest stable/released version, and hopefully understand the method in which to do this in the future on CentOS. I've tried SEVERAL guides across the net, but every single one is different, and every single one does not seem to do the trick. For some reason I thought that CentOS and PHP had some standardized libraries for all of this...where we could simply use
yum update php or similar and get everything downloaded and installed?
Once I get this figured out, I also am trying to get a few libraries installed, including Crypt (which didn't come with the PHP 5.3.3), and the standard SSH library.
I plan to try my first Laravel install on this rig, FYI.
The reason why I tagged this with "Kloxo" is because I'm not sure if Kloxo helps me install anything, or if I need to do it all from root/terminal.
Lastly, I wanted to add my screenshot from Kloxo where it thinks PHP isn't even installed (probably because I didn't use Kloxo to install it, and maybe I should have?).. http://i.imgur.com/ZAXiB3u.png