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Installing PHP5.2.17 (thread safe) on Apache 2.2.11



Information
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Operating system used
Windows Vista Home Premium SP 2

Software prerequisites
Apache 2.2.11


Procedure
  1. Download and unzip php-5.2.17-Win32-VC6-x86.zip (VC6 x86 Thread Safe):
    e.g.: c:\tools\php-5.2.17-Win32-thread-safe

  2. Set System environment variable: PATH:..;c:\tools\php-5.2.17-Win32-thread-safe

  3. Copy file c:\tools\php-5.2.17-Win32-thread-safe\php.ini-recommended
    to
    c:\WINDOWS\php.ini

  4. Edit file c:\WINDOWS\php.ini, change the following line:

    error_reporting = E_ALL | E_STRICT
    :
    post_max_size = 8M
    :
    doc_root = C:\mobilefish_web
    :
    extension_dir = "c:\tools\php-5.2.17-Win32-thread-safe\ext"
    :
    upload_max_filesize = 2M
    :
    extension=php_gd2.dll
    extension=php_gmp.dll
    extension=php_mcrypt.dll
    extension=php_mhash.dll
    extension=php_mysql.dll
    extension=php_openssl.dll




  5. Configure Apache by editing C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\conf\httpd.conf:

    • Enable module to allow output from your server to be compressed before being sent to the client over the network:
      LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so

    • Enable module to control and modify HTTP request and response headers:
      LoadModule headers_module modules/mod_headers.so

    • In this example PHP will be run as a module in Apache and not as a CGI library.
      Add the following line after all the LoadModule statements:
      LoadModule php5_module "c:/tools/php-5.2.17-Win32-thread-safe/php5apache2_2.dll"

    • Add index.php in the DirectoryIndex directive:
      DirectoryIndex index.html index.shtm index.htm index.php

    • Add the following line after all the AddType statements:
      AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

    View the updated httpd.conf file.

  6. Restart Apache.

  7. To test the PHP installation, create a file phpinfo.php with the following line:

    <?php phpinfo(); ?>

    Save this file into your Apache htdocs directory, e.g.: C:\mobilefish_web and type:
    http://localhost/phpinfo.php

    You should see something like this:

    PHPinfo