Installing PHP 5 on server

I was told my technical support that I can try to install php 5 on my own server. How would i go about doing this and what php 5 package do I download to my computer and then what do i have to do to them before i upload them to the server, and then what do i have to do to them after i upload them to the server?

what would the commands be to download it directly to the server and then unzip it, using cuteftp6.0 proffessional?

The commands he gave you for doing it vial telnet. Its MUCH easier, and less prone to mistakes than trying to download it to your machine, unzipping/untarring it, and uploading it back to your server.

-Jason

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