O'Reilly Network: Basic Installation of PHP on a Unix System
November 24, 2000
"The configuration system that PHP uses for installation is one of those nice, simple things in life that makes it rosy. At first it might seem a little confusing, but it's really very easy. So let's dive right in."
"To download PHP, visit the php.net download page and click the link under the heading "Complete Source Code."
"The first thing to do after downloading and unpacking your source archive is to kick the tires a little bit."