May 26, 2010

Best way to install multiple versions of Apache, PHP and MySQL on a single FreeBSD host

Question by Mikael Roos

I want a test- and development-environment for web using Apache, PHP and MySQL. I need to be able to test a single web-application with multiple versions of PHP (5.2, 5.3, etc) and multiple versions of MySQL (5.0, 5.1, 5.5, etc). It shall be hosted on a FreeBSD server.

My idea is to compile each version into a directory structure and running them on separate portnumbers. For example:

(httpd on port 8801, mysql on port 8802)
(directory contains each software, compiled and linked towards eachother)

(httpd on port 8803, mysql on port 8804)
(and so on)

Any thoughts or suggestions of the best way to setup this type of environment?

Question moved to serverfault:

Answer by Starx


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