A modest but powerful utility “stole the show” during last week’s Lunch & Learn with Alan Seiden and Paul Tuohy. Packaged with CommunityPlus+ PHP, Seiden Group’s siteadd creates an Apache HTTP instance and a FastCGI configuration customized for your needs. In seconds, you’ll be able to launch a sample PHP page to test your new web instance.
Alan demonstrated siteadd as part of a live CommunityPlus+ PHP installation. With Yum in place, it took just 3 minutes to install the entire CP+ PHP package (including Zend Framework and the PHP Toolkit) AND create and launch a new server instance using siteadd. Plus, siteadd automatically enabled the classic ibm_db2 and pdo_ibm PHP extensions. See for yourself below!
Advanced siteadd options not demoed below: Siteadd can also create multiple php
.ini configurations, install from custom templates, and toggle the classic/ODBC database extensions.
Siteadd is just one of the many ways that Seiden’s CommunityPlus+ PHP streamlines the upgrade to RPM-based PHP.
For more information on running siteadd, see Automatically Configure IBM i Apache Web Server to Run PHP with Siteadd.