PHP breaks Apache on CentOS 6.5
Posted on 2014-02-16
I have finished configuring a fresh Joomla installation on a CentOS 6.5 server.
I then proceeded to upgrade Joomla to the latest version from the admin panel.
The upgrade produced an error about not being able to copy robots.txt.dist and stopped.
As I could no longer access the web admin interface I proceeded with restarting the httpd service.
After I had done this, upon trying to access Joomla I got a blank page.
I then deleted all the Joomla files and made a fresh copy from the downloaded archive from the Joomla webpage, but upon trying to access the web configuration I got a blank page again.
I then removed Joomla completely and reinstalled php and php-mysql with yum.
That didn't help so i removed both php packages completely.
After doing that I got the default apache webpage loading again.
I then installed php and php-mysql again, after which I immediately get a blank page when trying to access the homepage or a test script index.php.
How could I remove all traces of php config and do a fresh install or should I do something else?