I have a Ubuntu server running apache2 and have installed php5 with
apt-get install php5 php-pear
and some other packages packages;
php5-mysql, for example.
I'm a little confused as to which version of PHP the Ubuntu php5 package ships with. I'd like to be running the latest version of PHP at all times (currently 5.4.15). If I compile PHP from source on my server would that cause issues updating down the line? What's the best option here? Also, any tutorials for how to compile PHP, as I'm not 100% sure what I'm doing! But I'd like to give it a go.
I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 raring.
I'm new to sysadmin and server management, so it's more than likely I've missed a key piece of the puzzle here.
Any help greatly appreciated, Thanks!