I currently have a couple of servers, running CentOS: Lighttpd/MySQL/Php5.1.x - because that's the PHP version that installs with Yum. The problem is that 5.1.x is out of date (by a long time) and in order to use the software I want (WP3.2), I need 5.2.x.
I've been a'searching and I can't seem to find anything that has any ideas - there was a post for Debian suggesting compiling PHP automatically (do-able, just need to make sure it works) - now my understanding of PHP and Lighttpd is thus:
Lighttpd has a fastcgi module, which is programmed to send all PHP processing requests to a file/ "gateway" defined in /conf.d/fastcgi.conf. What I'm not sure of is whether this is generally any PHP processor - for instance the new version 5.3, or whether I need fastcgi for it.
Any help would be massively appreciated, thanks guys!