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10:24 pm on Apr 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello all,

in Shared in had clear control panel and all that but now the image is not very clear...

Its (Redhat Linux 9.0) but with few clicks i can change the OS to any of the following:

Debian 3.0 (Woody)
Debian 3.1 (Sarge)
RedHat Fedora Core 2
RedHat Fedora Core 3
Mandriva LE 2005 (Mandrake)
RedHat 9.0

First nothing was installed, but it was easy to install Apache and MySQL and start them up but then i couldnt reach anywhere except the root which i put in it a test file but it didnt show up.. it keep showing the "Apache test page"....

So i dono what to ask, but at least i need to know is PHP already installed with Apache?

also.. lets say i figured out my way there... So will there be any IMPORTANT thing to set up other than my usual stuff Apache-PHP-MySQL and few cron jobs to get my site running stably?

Also can somebody lead me to any Guide!

Thanks in advance

3:46 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So i dono what to ask, but at least i need to know is PHP already installed with Apache?

The Apache webserver doesn't come with PHP pre-installed, as it comes from Apache.

Whether or not it comes preinstalled at your particular hosting service is anybody's guess.

Further, different Linux distributions (which your host may or may not have modified from the standard distributions) come with or without Apache pre-installed, and with various sets of Apache add-ons preinstalled (or not).

Sounds like you've signed-up for a virtual server or dedicated server (since you can install your own OS). There's a presumption on the part of the host of advanced Linux knowledge. I'd suggest you get a good book on Linux, or avail yourself of the copious online documentation, and start digging-in. I'd suggest you start by familiarizing yourself with common file locations and the common shell tools, which will allow you do easily answer the question "is Y installed?".

If that isn't what you had in mind, perhaps you need a different hosting plan.

8:54 pm on Apr 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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With Red Hat 9 and all Fedoras PHP is certainly available to be installed. But you'll have to check to see if the rpm was installed or not.

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