Installing PHP GD Library on Amazon AWS Server

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http://serverfault.com – I am working with a server on the Amazon AWS Cloud. I have PHP & MySQL Running on a Linux Server with Apache. I am attempting to get the GD Image Library working. I have run yum -y install php-gd. The server ran the install, and when I now run rpm -q php-gd , it says php-gd-5.3.8-3.20.amzn1.x86_64 , which I think means that the GD Library is installed. When I navigate to /etc/php.d/ , I see the gd.ini file. The gd.ini file contains the text extension=gd.so. I have restarted apache several times. After all this, I cannot get any of the GD functions to work. I have been lead to believe t (HowTos)