Quad Core Xeon 2.4Ghz, 4GB Ram, 500 GB Hard Drive.
Software (Current Setup)
CentOS 5.2 (Final), cPanel 11, Apache 2.2.10, PHP 5.2.6.
My current setup is running Apache as mod_php under cPanel server that will only every run one site with the view to scalability and adding more servers for MySQL or Images.
I want to transfer this to Apache running MPM Worker and mod_fastcgi with fast cgi enabled in PHP. I can do this with EasyApache but cPanel does not auto config httpd.conf and the virtual host like it does for mod_php.
I need a detailed step by step setup to enable this and get everything in order for this to work correctly. The script this site is running is based on these requirements.
Any other advise on the whole approach I am using is also welcome.
The reason I chose to move away from mod_php and MPM Prefork is for scalability. This approach is less resource intensive and will scale much better and be less intensive on the server.
You help is greatly appreciated!