I am using Solaris 2.7 and I would like to install PHP on my server. However, I am not running Apache right now, instead it is running NCSA. I have installed mysql as well and would like to use the persistent database connectivity. Do I need to be the administrator to install PHP?
Another question: Can PHP work with CGI? For example, if an HTML form is submitted to the backend via cgi post method, can the same data (in the same form) be send to databases (e.g. mysql) via PHP?