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PHP4 and PHP5 on the Same Apache Server
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My goal seemed pretty simple: put PHP4 and PHP5 on my local Apache server so that I can easily test a couple applications that still need to work with PHP4. This is for Ubuntu.

I found a pretty good guide here:

The only problem is that php4-cgi is no longer in the Ubuntu repositories.

The solution turned out to be pretty easy in the end. Just add one of the old repositories that still has it to your sources list. But it took me the better part of an evening to hunt down that solution.

So here's my step-by-step guide to installing PHP4 to run along side PHP5 on my Apache server on Ubuntu 7.10:

# add breezy to sources
$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

# added the following lines
deb breezy-updates main restricted
deb breezy-security main restricted
deb breezy main restricted
deb breezy universe
deb breezy-security universe

$ apt-get update

# back up apache2 config file
$ sudo cp apache2.conf /tmp/apache2.conf

# install php4-cgi
$ sudo apt-get install php4-cgi

# install php4 packages
$ sudo apt-get install php4-curl php4-domxml php4-gd php4-imap php4-ldap php4-mcal php4-mcrypt php4-mhash php4-mysql php4-odbc php4-snmp php4-xslt curl libwww-perl imagemagick

# edit apache2 config
$ /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.

# replace line:
DirectoryIndex index.html index.cgi index.php index.xhtml

# with:
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.shtml index.cgi index.php index.php4 index.xhtml

# And add lines:
AddHandler php-script .php4
Action php-script /cgi-bin/php4

# enable mods and restart
$ sudo a2enmod actions
$ /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

If you need to deviate from this, I probably won't be much help. But I hope it saves someone a little precious time.

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I am using linux server
so is there any solution for linux ?