[CentOS] Apache/PHP Installation - opinions
bluethundr at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 22:27:48 UTC 2016
I tend to work on small production environments for a large enterprise.
Never more than 15 web servers for most sites.
But most are only 3 to 5 web servers. Depends on the needs of the
client.I actually like to install Apache and PHP from source and by
hand. Although I know that's considered sacrilege in some shops.
I do this because on RH flavored systems like CentOS the versions of
Apache, php and most other software are a little behind the curve in
terms of versions.
And that's intentionally so! Because the versions that usually go into
the various repos are tested and vetted thoroughly before going into
I like to use the latest, stable versions of apache and php for my
clients without having to create a custom RPM every time a new version
So what I'd like to know is it better in your opinion to install from
repos than to install by source as a best practice? Is it always
better to use puppet, chef, ansible etc even if the environment is
small? I'm sure this is a matter preference, but I would like to know
what your preferences are.
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