New install problem.

Posted on 2002-04-14
Last Modified: 2008-02-20
I am running Windows 2000 and have installed IIS, MySQL and PHP.

I am now going thru a tutorial on PHP. The first program (the infamous 'Hello World') works, however, the second program returns an error.

The program is:


and the error is:

CGI Error
The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers. The headers it did return are:

I am assuming I need to do something with the install.
Question by:GaryZ
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Expert Comment

ID: 6940848
Did you save it as a .php?

Are you typing the correct file name?

This is the only reasons that I can think of besides the IIS Web server not being active.

Author Comment

ID: 6941774
Yes to all. I uploaded it to a server, and it ran OK.

Expert Comment

ID: 6942131
You said it ran OK, does that mean the problem is solved.
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Author Comment

ID: 6942254
Sorry, I meant the program ran ok when I uploaded it to my host server, but I get the error locally. Since it runs on the host server I will be using I have to assume it is coded correctly.

Accepted Solution

andriv earned 100 total points
ID: 6942300
Does you host server require a different extension, for example .php4? If so, make sure you are using .php locally.

Also, you say the other script "hello world" did work locally, is that correct?

If yes to all of the above try:

echo phpinfo();


Author Comment

ID: 6942896
Got me. Just tried it again and it is working, maybe the reboot did it.

An additional question. On the host server I cannot get to the command line, so I have to create the database and add tables from script. Do you know a good site to learn this?

The tutorial I have only gives directions on how to do this from a command line.


Expert Comment

ID: 6942923
What are you using to get the command line and what hosting company are you using.

If you want to create tables within your script you use the same mysql commands except your query will create a table:

$dbconnect = mysql_connect("host","user","password");


$Query = "Create table tableName (prodid int(10) not null auto_increment,next field,next field)";


Author Comment

ID: 6942949
Thanks. I'll give that a try.

The person I am writting this for is on


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