I'm on shared server environment (Dreamhost.com uses Linux/Debian).
I followed their instructions here on setting up a local PHP5 instance on my user account so that I could use APC (php5 accelerator)
A caveat is that I don't have php5 installed on the root directory "/home/php5" as assumed by the instructions/install script.
Rather I have it in another directory "home/subdir-path/php5", so I had to change the script to address that.
I tried adding this dir to the env $PATH
but when I do phpinfo(), I see that it's not using the local php.ini settings =[
Any thoughts on how to remedy this is greatly appreciated.
If someone could show me the right steps to set up a custom php5 instance, with fastcgi, and APC (php cache/accelerator) that'd be just as great.