I need to use sockets in a php app I'm trying to run on a brand new 1tb MBWE (White light), but the default install doesn't seem to support them (the socket_create function is not found, and phpinfo shows no sockets inthe confit section).
My question is this, how easy is it for a relative Linux noob to upgrade the existing php installation? I tried the php package from optware, but it seems to be command line only and won't echo anything to a browser.
I've never built anything from source, so I don't really understand how that will affect my sytem or what tools I need to do that. My main concern is making sure that any changes I make don't affect the built in web-ui etc.
Can anyone who's already done this help me out with a little advice?