Glad you got it working.
As you are a newbie, one more piece of advice: one of the best things about Linux are the package managers like yum, urpmi, apt-get etc. Use one, it makes installing software very, very easy, and it automated updates.
It might be a bit late to install it on what I assume is an old RH install, but next time either install a distro that comes with a package manager (most of them) or install one first thing.
This might not be a good idea on a really mission critical system as you may want to have perfect control of every change (which, I assume, is why RH does not have yum installed by default), but for your average web server the risk of a problem is low enough to be acceptable.