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I am running a Redhat on a webserver. The current version of php on the server is 5.1.6. I want to upgrade it to 5.3.8 so I downloaded php and compiled it and replaced the older php binary with the newer one. I then restarted the httpd daemon. When I type php -v on the command line it gives me 5.3.8 but when I look at php on the browser using I get 5.1.6. How can I resolve this?

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What about official way?

yum update php php-* -y

Never ever mess up system with downloading tar/gz while official package exists.

Also look here : http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-apache2-with-php5-and-mysql-support-on-centos-5.3-lamp

Be sure to restart apache after upgrade :

service httpd restart
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'Never ever mess up system with downloading tar/gz while official package exists.' - second that! –  gertvdijk Sep 13 '12 at 20:47
    
this won't actually upgrade him to PHP 5.3, his RHEL server will remain on the PHP 5.1 since Red Hat backports patches, rather than doing major version upgrades. –  mmckinst Sep 23 '12 at 3:13
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It sounds like you're on a RHEL 5 server since you have PHP 5.1.6. To solve your problem of wanting PHP 5.3, Red Hat offers official packages for php53 on RHEL 5 that you can use. You might also want to look at the IUS repo which provides better PHP and MySQL version coverage.

As for why php -v and your browser are showing different things. It would depend on your PHP setup but it could be a lot of things, maybe you just need to restart Apache, maybe you need to restart php-fpm, maybe you need to put the Apache module in the right location, etc. Whatever the problem is, mixing RPMs and stuff you've compiled from source is not a good idea and I'd look in to using one of the RPM methods above.

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