I am trying to install PHP MVC framework Symfony. When I go to the check requirements page it says that I have to update my php to version 5.3.17+.

I have an VPS with RedHat. I am totally new in this so I hoped people here could help me with the commands how to upgrade it to php 5.3.17+ or 5.4 (which I prefer).

PHP needs to have PDO working

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  • if you downvote please give an argument. – JochemQuery Dec 13 '12 at 18:52
  • For a start: Redhat what? There are at least 3 major versions in use, two of them widespread (v5 & v6) and one out of support (v4). Also: What did you try? Server Fault is no "do my work for me" site. – Sven Dec 13 '12 at 18:55
  • Also, no one is required to give a comment for up- or downvotes for good reasons. – Sven Dec 13 '12 at 18:59
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    @SvenW No one is required. But it could be usefull instead of only downvoting ( there was some big article about this on one of the meta sites) – JochemQuery Dec 13 '12 at 19:25

With Red Hat and derived distributions, I recommend using the remi repository to get PHP packages (and symfony) to ensure a stable system (though with necessary bugfix updates as well). It currently contains PHP 5.3.19, symfony 1.4.20 and symfony2 2.1.3.

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