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Installing PHP on Win XP

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Hi!

I'm trying to install PHP on Win XP Pro. At the end of the install, it says that because an OCX is not found, I have to configure manually php.ini. So I changed include_path and doc_root folders.
Unfortunately I still can't open any of my pages. Can you help me making PHP work. I'm surely missing something.
IIS is working.
I've read at www.php.net that it can be installed on XP
I have PHP version 4.06.

This is strange. There was nothing to do in Win 2000, and when I look at my Win2000 php.ini file, these 2 folders are not set and it works anyway :-(

I really would like to have PHP on Win XP. Is it possible?

Thanks for your help.
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Follow these steps.

1. Go to
Start/Settings/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Internet Services Manger

2. Then right click the default website, select properties.

3. Go to Home Direcotry Tab.

4. In application settings, Click on Configuration.  You would have App Mappings tab.

5. Click on Add.

6. In executable, select php.exe binary.

7. Extension type .php

and that's it !!


Put up simple PHP document like

<?php
//test.php
phpinfo();
?>

Call it through your browser like,
http://localhost/test.php

It should display PHP information !! If it does, then its configured !!

I hope you get it done by these instructions !!

JD
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Have you tried PHPTriad?  It is a combo of Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl and PHPMyAdmin.  Unless you truly have to use IIS I would avoid it like the plague.

I have installed PHPTriad on XP, 2000, and ME without any problems.

you can find it at www.phpgeek.com

Hope this helps!
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by:dkjariwala
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Does he want to configure PHP on IIS or a new setup all togther ???

JD
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Thanks dkjariwala, that did it!
jajej, thanks for the link anyway. Will make it an option.
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by:ornicar
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Thanks dkjariwala, that did it!
jajej, thanks for the link anyway. Will make it an option.
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Thanks dkjariwala, that did it!
jajej, thanks for the link anyway. Will make it an option.
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