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I'm installing PHP on a server. What do I need?

Bruce Gust
Bruce Gust asked
Last Modified: 2014-12-29
Anytime that I've installed PHP, it's always been on my box. If I was using an ISP, they always had it in place as an option I simply chose. So, now I'm being asked by a co-worker who's setting up PHP on a Linux server "What do you need?"

I'm assuming the answer would be to simply download LAMP, just like you would WAMP (http://www.wampserver.com/en/), but there's the issue: I don't see that kind of option with LAMP.

So, my administrator sent me this email, asking if I needed anything else. Not sure what to tell him and was hoping someone with a mind greater than my own could look this over and tell me whether or not anything else is needed.


Going to install:
                crontabs              - http://www.crontabs.org/                                                                       - scheduled tasks
                redhat-lsb           - http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/lsb- linux standardization
                sysstat                  - http://www.systat.com/                                                                           - ? charts
                webalizer            - http://www.webalizer.org/                                                                     - web server log file analysis
                php-ldap              - http://php.net/manual/en/book.ldap.php                                       - ldap for php
                php-mysql          - http://php.net/manual/en/book.mysql.php                                    - MySQL for php
                php-mbstring    - http://php.net/manual/en/book.mbstring.php                              - multibyte strings for php
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