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Installing apache2 and php5 on windows

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#1 webrat


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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:43 AM

Hey folks,

I'm trying to do the above on XP using the following instructions:

Download apache2

Save to C:\ to prompt a diretory of C:\apache2 (for ease of navigation presumably)

Insert localhost as the server settings and a spare e-mail adress for initial config, otherwise install a typical setup.

Download php5 and save in C:\php5\

Insert the following code in the main apache config file (httpd.conf) in the global settings section under the main LoadModule text block.

[codebox]LoadModule php5_module c:/php5/php5apache2.dll
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
PHPIniDir "c:\php5"[/codebox]

This should tell apache that php5 is present and limit file interpretation to .php.

Rename file php.ini-dist (main php config file) to php.ini and save in C:\php5\

open a text editor and insert the following:




Save it in apache's htdocs directory as phpinfo.php

Restart apache.

To test the config open a web browser and type [codebox]http://localhost/phpinfo.php[/codebox]

And that should bring up a system spec with a range of info.

Of course, it doesn't. If anyone has any idea why this might be the case (I've checked for typo's) I'd appreciate it.

Edited by webrat, 17 October 2008 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:47 PM

Had a coffee and thought about it. The above method should work perfectly well if you ensure that the file phpinfo.php is saved as aa php file and not a text file. DOH!

Edited by webrat, 17 October 2008 - 12:47 PM.

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