"Given the growing popularity, shortened development cycle,
and low cost of the potent PHP, MySQL, Apache combination it is no
surprise that people are flocking to this platform for web
development. Unfortunately as many will find out, simply
acquiring and installing these three packages can be quite a
These instructions are the easiest to follow of the three, but are
recommend only for users of Redhat 6.x, or distributions which
claim to be compatible with Redhat, such as Mandrake."
While these instructions are far more complicated, they are also
the most flexible. If you are unable to use the RPMs, or wish to
add in support for additional Apache Modules, these instructions
will guide you though compiling and installing the software from
the source code."