How to Fix “Your host needs to use PHP 5.2.4 or higher to run this version of Joomla!”

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Question :
When i try run joomla 2.5.4 installation wizard, I get the following error :
http://server_ip_address/joomla254/installation/index.php

Your host needs to use PHP 5.2.4 or higher to run this version of Joomla!

Solution :
Install latest version of the PHP. To install PHP version 5.3.3, simply run the following command :

[[email protected] ~]# yum install php53-* -y
Transaction Summary
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Install      58 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 24 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/58): php53-recode-5.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm                                    | 5.9 kB     00:00
(2/58): firebird-filesystem-2.1.4.18393.0-1.el5.i386.rpm                     | 6.6 kB     00:00
(3/58): php53-enchant-5.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm                                   | 9.7 kB     00:00
(4/58): php53-mcrypt-5.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm                                    |  16 kB     00:00
(5/58): php53-tidy-5.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm                                      |  18 kB     00:00
(6/58): php53-php-gettext-1.0.11-3.el5.noarch.rpm                            |  20 kB     00:00
(7/58): zarafa-common-7.0.6-1.el5.i386.rpm                                   |  21 kB     00:00
(8/58): boost141-system-1.41.0-2.el5.i386.rpm                                |  24 kB     00:00
(9/58): php53-pspell-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                  |  26 kB     00:00
(10/58): php53-mssql-5.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm                                    |  26 kB     00:00
(11/58): php53-snmp-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                   |  29 kB     00:00
(12/58): php53-ldap-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                   |  36 kB     00:00
(13/58): php53-process-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                |  38 kB     00:00
(14/58): php53-dba-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                    |  39 kB     00:00
(15/58): php53-bcmath-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                 |  42 kB     00:00
(16/58): libntlm-1.0-1.el5.i386.rpm                                          |  43 kB     00:00
(17/58): libXpm-3.5.5-3.i386.rpm                                             |  45 kB     00:00
(18/58): php53-imap-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                   |  50 kB     00:00
(19/58): php53-interbase-5.3.3-1.el5.i386.rpm                                |  50 kB     00:00
(20/58): php53-odbc-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                   |  51 kB     00:00
(21/58): php53-xmlrpc-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                 |  52 kB     00:00
(22/58): php53-pdo-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                    |  66 kB     00:00
(23/58): boost141-filesystem-1.41.0-2.el5.i386.rpm                           |  72 kB     00:00
(24/58): php53-pgsql-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                  |  73 kB     00:00
(25/58): php53-intl-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                   |  74 kB     00:00
(26/58): php53-mysql-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                  |  87 kB     00:00
(27/58): mod_ssl-2.2.3-63.el5.centos.1.i386.rpm                              |  94 kB     00:00
(28/58): libgsasl-0.2.29-1.el5.i386.rpm                                      | 100 kB     00:01
(29/58): php53-gd-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                     | 109 kB     00:00
(30/58): php53-xml-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                    | 112 kB     00:00
(31/58): distcache-1.4.5-14.1.i386.rpm                                       | 119 kB     00:00
(32/58): m4-1.4.5-3.el5.1.i386.rpm                                           | 133 kB     00:01
(33/58): libtidy-0.99.0-14.20070615.el5.i386.rpm                             | 140 kB     00:01
(34/58): php53-soap-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                   | 146 kB     00:01
(35/58): enchant-1.4.2-4.el5.1.i386.rpm                                      | 151 kB     00:01
(36/58): libical-0.48-1.el5.i386.rpm                                         | 202 kB     00:01
(37/58): php53-mapi-7.0.6-1.el5.i386.rpm                                     | 217 kB     00:02
(38/58): firebird-libfbclient-2.1.4.18393.0-1.el5.i386.rpm                   | 295 kB     00:02
(39/58): imake-1.0.2-3.i386.rpm                                              | 319 kB     00:02
(40/58): automake-1.9.6-2.3.el5.noarch.rpm                                   | 476 kB     00:03
(41/58): libxslt-1.1.17-2.el5_2.2.i386.rpm                                   | 485 kB     00:04
(42/58): lm_sensors-2.10.7-9.el5.i386.rpm                                    | 511 kB     00:04
(43/58): libc-client-2004g-2.2.1.i386.rpm                                    | 516 kB     00:04
(44/58): unixODBC-libs-2.2.11-10.el5.i386.rpm                                | 551 kB     00:04
(45/58): php53-devel-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                  | 591 kB     00:05
(46/58): php53-common-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                 | 604 kB     00:04
(47/58): autoconf-2.59-12.noarch.rpm                                         | 647 kB     00:05
(48/58): net-snmp-5.3.2.2-17.el5.i386.rpm                                    | 703 kB     00:06
(49/58): recode-3.6-24.el5.i386.rpm                                          | 838 kB     00:07
(50/58): libmapi-7.0.6-1.el5.i386.rpm                                        | 886 kB     00:07
(51/58): libvmime-0.9.2-0.1.20110626svn.el5.i386.rpm                         | 887 kB     00:07
(52/58): freetds-0.91-2.el5.i386.rpm                                         | 992 kB     00:08
(53/58): php53-mbstring-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                               | 1.2 MB     00:09
(54/58): zarafa-client-7.0.6-1.el5.i386.rpm                                  | 1.2 MB     00:11
(55/58): php53-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                        | 1.3 MB     00:10
(56/58): net-snmp-libs-5.3.2.2-17.el5.i386.rpm                               | 1.3 MB     00:11
(57/58): php53-cli-5.3.3-7.el5_8.i386.rpm                                    | 2.5 MB     00:22
(58/58): libicu-3.6-5.16.1.i386.rpm                                          | 5.3 MB     00:47
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Total                                                               114 kB/s |  24 MB     03:37
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : php53-common                                                                1/58
  Installing     : php53-pdo                                                                   2/58
  Installing     : libicu                                                                      3/58
  Installing     : boost141-system                                                             4/58
  Installing     : unixODBC-libs                                                               5/58
  Installing     : net-snmp-libs                                                               6/58
  Installing     : freetds                                                                     7/58
  Installing     : boost141-filesystem                                                         8/58
  Installing     : php53-cli                                                                   9/58
  Installing     : php53                                                                      10/58
  Installing     : php53-mbstring                                                             11/58
  Installing     : enchant                                                                    12/58
  Installing     : libc-client                                                                13/58
  Installing     : libxslt                                                                    14/58
  Installing     : libntlm                                                                    15/58
  Installing     : libgsasl                                                                   16/58
  Installing     : libvmime                                                                   17/58
  Installing     : libical                                                                    18/58
  Installing     : m4                                                                         19/58
  Installing     : lm_sensors                                                                 20/58
  Installing     : net-snmp                                                                   21/58
  Installing     : libtidy                                                                    22/58
  Installing     : libXpm                                                                     23/58
  Installing     : imake                                                                      24/58
  Installing     : distcache                                                                  25/58
  Installing     : mod_ssl                                                                    26/58
  Installing     : recode                                                                     27/58
  Installing     : autoconf                                                                   28/58
  Installing     : automake                                                                   29/58
  Installing     : firebird-filesystem                                                        30/58
  Installing     : zarafa-common                                                              31/58
  Installing     : firebird-libfbclient                                                       32/58
  Installing     : php53-interbase                                                            33/58
  Installing     : php53-recode                                                               34/58
  Installing     : php53-gd                                                                   35/58
  Installing     : php53-tidy                                                                 36/58
  Installing     : php53-snmp                                                                 37/58
  Installing     : php53-xml                                                                  38/58
  Installing     : php53-imap                                                                 39/58
  Installing     : php53-enchant                                                              40/58
  Installing     : php53-mssql                                                                41/58
  Installing     : php53-odbc                                                                 42/58
  Installing     : php53-intl                                                                 43/58
  Installing     : php53-pgsql                                                                44/58
  Installing     : php53-mysql                                                                45/58
  Installing     : php53-pspell                                                               46/58
  Installing     : php53-bcmath                                                               47/58
  Installing     : php53-mcrypt                                                               48/58
  Installing     : php53-ldap                                                                 49/58
  Installing     : php53-soap                                                                 50/58
  Installing     : php53-process                                                              51/58
  Installing     : php53-xmlrpc                                                               52/58
  Installing     : php53-dba                                                                  53/58
  Installing     : php53-devel                                                                54/58
  Installing     : php53-php-gettext                                                          55/58
  Installing     : libmapi                                                                    56/58
  Installing     : php53-mapi                                                                 57/58
  Installing     : zarafa-client                                                              58/58

Installed:
  php53.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                         php53-bcmath.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-cli.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                     php53-common.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-dba.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                     php53-devel.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-enchant.i386 0:5.3.3-1.el5                   php53-gd.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-imap.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                    php53-interbase.i386 0:5.3.3-1.el5
  php53-intl.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                    php53-ldap.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-mapi.i386 0:7.0.6-1.el5                      php53-mbstring.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-mcrypt.i386 0:5.3.3-1.el5                    php53-mssql.i386 0:5.3.3-1.el5
  php53-mysql.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                   php53-odbc.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-pdo.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                     php53-pgsql.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-php-gettext.noarch 0:1.0.11-3.el5            php53-process.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-pspell.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                  php53-recode.i386 0:5.3.3-1.el5
  php53-snmp.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8                    php53-soap.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-tidy.i386 0:5.3.3-1.el5                      php53-xml.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8
  php53-xmlrpc.i386 0:5.3.3-7.el5_8

Dependency Installed:
  autoconf.noarch 0:2.59-12                        automake.noarch 0:1.9.6-2.3.el5
  boost141-filesystem.i386 0:1.41.0-2.el5          boost141-system.i386 0:1.41.0-2.el5
  distcache.i386 0:1.4.5-14.1                      enchant.i386 1:1.4.2-4.el5.1
  firebird-filesystem.i386 0:2.1.4.18393.0-1.el5   firebird-libfbclient.i386 0:2.1.4.18393.0-1.el5
  freetds.i386 0:0.91-2.el5                        imake.i386 0:1.0.2-3
  libXpm.i386 0:3.5.5-3                            libc-client.i386 0:2004g-2.2.1
  libgsasl.i386 0:0.2.29-1.el5                     libical.i386 0:0.48-1.el5
  libicu.i386 0:3.6-5.16.1                         libmapi.i386 0:7.0.6-1.el5
  libntlm.i386 0:1.0-1.el5                         libtidy.i386 0:0.99.0-14.20070615.el5
  libvmime.i386 0:0.9.2-0.1.20110626svn.el5        libxslt.i386 0:1.1.17-2.el5_2.2
  lm_sensors.i386 0:2.10.7-9.el5                   m4.i386 0:1.4.5-3.el5.1
  mod_ssl.i386 1:2.2.3-63.el5.centos.1             net-snmp.i386 1:5.3.2.2-17.el5
  net-snmp-libs.i386 1:5.3.2.2-17.el5              recode.i386 0:3.6-24.el5
  unixODBC-libs.i386 0:2.2.11-10.el5               zarafa-client.i386 0:7.0.6-1.el5
  zarafa-common.i386 0:7.0.6-1.el5

Complete!

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