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Downgrading PHP 5.4 to 5.3 on CentOS 6.5?

I am trying to downgrade PHP from 5.5.8 to 5.3.x. I have tried this but it dint work for me. yum downgrade php The error I have got is Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, ...
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How to monitor multiple sites using one copy of apc.php?

Regarding my particular APC setup: APC 3.1.9 PHP 5.3.3/fCGI/SuEXEC Apache 2.2.15 CentOS 6.3 I would like to keep only one copy of apc.php that can be accessed via any of the vhosts on the server. ...
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Confirm that mysqli extension is not installed

Recently I discovered that mysqli extension is not installed in my server Centos version 2.6. I confirm it because I change the driver of db connection from mysqli to mysql and now works fine. So, is ...
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APC (PHP Cache) Uptime 0 minutes, not caching

My goal is to implement APC for opcode cache for a drupal 6 production site. I have so far tested APC with several php files with and without including other php files with include_once. Also tried ...
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Monit is restarting apache2, should I fix the monit config, or the server config?

Monit is restarting apache2 frequently, based on the totalmem > 200m test in my apache2 stanza. I'm not sure that I actually have a problem, or if I should increase the totalmem test in my monit ...
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PHP-FPM chroot with chdir

I am trying to setup a site inside of a PHP-FPM chroot. My paths are as follows: chroot = /var/www/ chdir = www/ The chroot works just fine without chdir. But when I add chdir I get this error on ...
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How to free PHP-FPM memory?

There are several discussions complaining high memory usage of PHP-FPM, without any practical approach to overcome. As I explored the problem with numerous tests, the problem is related to the age of ...
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Configure php5-fpm for many concurrent users

EDIT: Added some configs and a clarification on how many is "many", as requested by anthonysomerset. EDIT 2: Added fastcgi_cache to nginx config, as suggested by SleighBoy. I run a server for a ...
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Php: How to enable blowfish hashing on a debian server

I'm trying to make blowfish hashing available to php on a debian server. Taken from the php manual on the crypt() function ( http://php.net/manual/en/function.crypt.php ), the following code checks ...
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Hide STRICT errors on PHP 5.4

I've upgraded from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.4 today. Now my script is displaying a lot of error messages. How to hide them without using error_reporting(0); inside php file ? I use this: error_reporting = ...
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IP flooding despite mod_evasive?

I have an Apache 2 server running PHP5, prefork MPM, eaccelerator and modevasive. My server sometimes goes down, apparently due to flooding from some IPs. At least this is what I understand from ...
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linux + apache + mpm_worker + mod_fcgid + php5

I am using VPS based hosting for a website and found that default apache2 + prefork + mod_php is too resource intensive for my VPS to achieve acceptable concurrency. (Eating RAM) So I recently ...
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Apache serves incorrect page

To preface: this has got to be one of the strangest bugs I have ever seen, especially since it comes and goes. There exists a page called view.php and another page called save.php. The bug manifests ...
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Can't seem to set AcceptPathInfo in Apache

I'm trying to migrate an ExpressionEngine site onto a new server and seem to have run into a roadblock. For the desired functionality, EE requires the AcceptPathInfo directive to be turned on, and for ...
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What's causing so many “httpd: <ul></ul>” entries in /var/log/messages?

On a low-powered VPS I maintain, which also functions as a production server, I keep an eye on logs to crisis-manage should a site get an influx of traffic or something goes haywire (tail a bunch of ...
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Upgrading PHP 5.3.6 to 5.3.8 (Windows)

Is there an easy way to upgrade from one PHP maintenance level to another in Windows (i.e. 5.3.6 to 5.3.8)? Or is the only option to rename my current install folder, and install a fresh copy? I ...
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“Unable to initialize module” fileinfo php-pecl-Fileinfo.x86_64

I have a brand new server server that I am trying to get setup up. This is a 64 bit machine that I can not install "fileinfo" or "memcache". I have uninstalled these and reinstalled them using yum ...
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Get apache2 load new PHP5

This server is running ubuntu 9.04, apache 2 and running running PHP 5.2.6-3ubuntu4.4 from the repository. I installed another a new version of PHP (5.3.1, compiled from source), I then replaced the ...
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too many 408 error codes in access log

Apache access log is showing too many 408 error codes,nearly 400 per day. x-x-x-x - - [25/Apr/2012:22:43:06 -0600] "-" 408 0 "-" "-" there are around 400 of these kind of request from different ip ...
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How do I enable the IMAP functions in PHP?

I have a LAMP box running Ubuntu, Apache 2 and PHP5 with Slicehost. I'm a bit new to all this sysadmin stuff (I'm primarily a web developer). I need to use the IMAP functions in PHP, but they don't ...
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Why does my Linux Server not recognize “php” as a program?

I am in need of using PHP from the command line. When I type php .... The system says: -bash: php: command not found Now, I know for fact that PHP is up and running b/c it hosts my drupal ...
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How to configure Apache on Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

My PHP5.3 application is currently running on a Windows 2003 server running XAMPP 1.7.7 I've decided it will be better if I can get it moved onto the cloud, and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk looks like the ...
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Enable PHP DOM extension on centOS 5.5 without recompiling

I'm trying to install the Google Data PHP Library, and the install checker is telling me that DOM isn't installed. After some googling it appeared that I needed to install php-xml, but that was ...
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APC does not load when calling PHP from cli

After installing APC on CentOS 5 via pecl install apc, APC does not load when PHP is called from the CLI (when called from apache, it loads without any problems). The error I get is: root@server ...
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Tips to backup ubuntu server

I have a Ubuntu server hosting a PHP5 / MySQL webapp. I also have another server (offsite) with a directory just for backups of my webapp server. Currently, I have a simple cron job which performs ...
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Unable to install PHP-FPM on Apache (Failed to connect to FastCGI server)

I have been having problem installing php-fpm for use with apache2-mpm-worker. This is the guide that I am following. According to the guide's Step 5, Alias /php5-fcgi /usr/lib/cgi-bin/php5-fcgi ...
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what does the with-layout=gnu option do?

I am compiling PHP 5.3.6 and the compile configure command I am using as a reference uses the --with-layout=GNU option. I have done some research but I can't seem to find a detail answer. Can ...
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solr php extension fails to run on newest Debian Wheezy

I'm trying to use the Solr PHP extension on the recently-upgraded Debian Wheezy. It installs both from PECL and from sources flawlessly but instead of giving me expected functionality it gives me this ...
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Enabling phar on Dreamhost shared hosting?

So, i'm trying to use Silex on my dreamhost account and I'm getting an error Fatal error: Class 'Phar' not found in blah blah blah... when I try to include the Silex.phar file. When I look at ...
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Nginx + Php5-fpm not rendering php files

I've spent hours figuring out how to install Nginx + Ruby Enterprise Edition + PHP5-fpm and MYSQL, finally it is all installed and all seems to have started fine. But for some reason php files are ...
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Is there an equivalent to Debian's cli/php.ini on Redhat?

How do you configure the command line version of PHP to have different settings on a Redhat system? On Debian based systems, php has a separate command-line version config file: /etc/php5/cli. On ...
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How downgrade PHP 5.5 to 5.4 or 5.3 on centos6

I have server running centos 6, i recently upgraded the php on the server to version 5.5 and noticed that some of the scripts in laravel framework i use are breaking. i get this error Parse error: ...
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The requested PHP extension ext-mcrypt * is missing from your system

I have updated my php to version 5.4.13 etc and well in the terminal my version of php states this PHP 5.4.12 (cli) (built: Mar 16 2013 21:46:23) But running a composer install io get the ...
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What packages do I need to install to serve php pages from apache2 on Fedora 17?

This seems like it should be easy to answer, but as a php newbie, I can't find out what exactly I need to install. Some sites recommend just httpd, php and php-common; other suggestions include ...
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php-fpm version 5.4 with nginx constantly restarting

I just upgraded my php version from 5.3.x to 5.4.x and since doing this - memory has dropped signifincantly! - however, I'm constantly getting these in my php5-fpm.log: [18-Sep-2012 15:11:34] ...
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Enabling Sqlite3 for php on fedora

I am trying to get php with sqlite working on my fedora server. In the phpinfo is see that ./configure was set with the option --without-sqlite3. From what I have read these means that I might have to ...
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XCache loses performance gain after a day or so

I'm having some performance problems with XCache and PHP5 running on a Ubuntu 8.04 server. A few Zend Framework applications peak at about 12MB of memory. General response time before Apache 2 can ...
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Update from PHP 5.3 to 5.4 on CentOS 6.3 while keeping Plesk [on hold]

I need to update the servers PHP version, but when I try to remove the old php to install the new PHP 5.4 via yum it wants to remove the whole plesk suite which I want to keep. I followed this guide ...
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Secure against c99 and similar shells

I'm trying to secure my server as much as i can without limiting my options, so as a first step i've prevented dangerous functions with php disable_functions = "apache_child_terminate, apache_setenv, ...
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Upgrading PHP from version 5.3 to 5.4.7

Quickly so to speak I have noticed this topic around, I have searched and there are plenty of solutions. However these solutions do not work for me, not only that but I'm intending to learn more about ...
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I have a fresh VirtualServer running Ubuntu 12.04, how do I get a LAMP server running?

Although I have an overview of running commands like apt-get install apache2 what I don't know is what order I should run them in to get a LAMP server running. Also, I assume I should create a ...
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Disable DNS Caching PHP

I need to get the latest A records of a DNS in a script. The script is doing some monitoring operations. The Default TTL of DNS record is 5 minutes, but the monitoring script is running every minute. ...
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How to Kill a PHP process and delete the Uneraseable File?

I'm trying to delete a file on the server but the PHP is still busy on it and wont let me delete it... FTP says SORRY cant do: > DELE ml.txt < 550 ml.txt: Permission denied > PORT ...
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Is the Debian Lenny PHP5 package secure?

For instance I'm running the php5 package using apt-get install php5. The reported version is: PHP/5.2.6-1+lenny9 However, there's currently listed 53 vulnerabilities for PHP/5.2.6 on CVE: Long link ...
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PHP 5.3 Not Logging

I have set error_log = "/var/log/apache2/php_errors.log" and made sure errors were being logged. I have set the file to be owned by the www-data owner and group and even set the permissions to 777. I ...
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Installed php-mcrypt but it doesn't show up in phpinfo()

I'm trying to install php-mcrypt on a CentOS 5.4 but while the extensions appears to be installed, there's nothing about it when I do a phpinfo(). For example, you can see below that php-mcrypt ...
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Running php4 and php5 along side each other

I need to have both installed and running on the same server instance for a dev environment. They both need to handle the .php extension, I have read that this can be done by .htaccess set up but ...
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How do I get Apache to use a different local PHP.ini for different domains?

is there some sort of .htaccess directive. I dont have access to httpd.conf. I have php5 in a fastcgi/cgi module. Multiple domains. But for some reason all the domains are pointing to the first ...
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PECL APC install — ERROR: 'make' failed

I get the following error when running sudo pecl install apc. /var/tmp/APC/apc_cache.c: In function '_apc_cache_user_update': /var/tmp/APC/apc_cache.c:818: error: 'IS_CONSTANT_INDEX' undeclared ...
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Apache 2.4: mod_php vs php-fpm performance

There are plenty of old benchmarks on Apache mod_php vs nginx with php-fpm However, with version 2.4, Apache can use php-fpm. Are there any sensible benchmarks comparing mod_php with php-fpm (both ...