What is the EPEL Repository
The EPEL Repository is an open source repository which includes high quality software packages built for Linux, most specifically with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS.
Why use the EPEL Repository
The repository provides a wider range of add-on packages. It is highly reliable and most of all free.
How to Enable the EPEL Repository for RHEL
wget is needed to enable the EPEL Repository. Take note that you should have sudo rights to do this.
CentOS 6 (32-Bit)
wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
CentOS 6 (64-Bit)
wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
CentOS 5 (64-Bit)
wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
CentOS 5 (32-Bit)
wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
Now you have a bunch of software add-ons you can install! Good Luck!