Install Sphinx 2.0.4 on CentOS 6.2

– Make sure to check CentOS, PHP-FPM, Nginx, memcached and MYSQL posts.

– Get fresh RPM from

– Install Sphinx

rpm -Uhv

– Create sample MySQL database

Useful Linux commands

Check Installing CentOS 6.2 on VMware post.

– getting full memory info

more /proc/meminfo

– display memory usage in MB

free -m

install / compile MYSQL 5 on RHEL / CentOS 4

There not much performance difference between MYSQL 4 and 5 as far as you’re not using mysqli ext for your PHP scripts, but it nice to find rpms ready on which makes the job much easier.