[Mediawiki-l] installing PHP5 exclusively for MediaWiki v1.9.1?

Frederik Dohr FDG001 at gmx.net
Mon Jan 29 14:45:43 UTC 2007

Hello all,

I've just tried to install MediaWiki v1.9.1 on one of our servers (Apache on Windows 2000). However, turns out this server is running PHP4 only at the moment.
Thus I'll have to install PHP5 - but without endangering the PHP4-application already running on that server.

Is there an easy way to make PHP5 be used only for the .../HTDOCS/WIKI/ folder? (Renaming all wiki-related files to .PHP5 would probably cause a lot of trouble.)
I believe the following thread might be what I'm looking for: http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/htdig/mediawiki-l/2006-July/013713.html
Unfortunately, I don't fully understand those instructions - and I'd rather ask before messing with a live system...

PHPINFO() tells me that the MySQL "Client API version" is 3.23.49 - I guess that'll have to be upgraded as well!? But in contrast to PHP, MySQL is fully compatible with earlier version so it shouldn't break anything - right?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-- F.

PS: I hope this is a valid issue for this list. Unfortunately, I can't request help from our IT department, as this wiki project not "officially recognized" yet - and won't be until it's properly set up and ready to prove its worth (kind of a catch-22 there)...
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