Its really hard to compiling php on plesk servers, that too for newbies. I have been searching for PHP 4.4.7 source rpm or ready solution or a script so that I can quickly give it to my team to resolve such requests coming from our customers.
Remove all the existing php rpms which are on your box. Don’t worry you just have to take the backup of /etc/php.ini. Ignore all dependencies no worries.
Once you’re done with it, download and build the source rpm as follows.
rpmbuild –rebuild php-4.4.7-1.hrak.src.rpm
This will compile php for your box and build the rpms required. You will find all the rpms required for your system in /usr/src/redhati386 folder.
Go ahead and install them all
rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/i386/php-*.rpm
restart apache and psa from /etc/init.d . Your plesk box will have latest PHP 4.4.7