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I have installed the PHP 5.4 windows installer onto my Windows 2003 Server, but my index.php page is not showing up.  I am getting a page cannot be displayed page.  I have enabled the PHP extension in IIS and added the ISAPI Filter of php5isapi.dll.  Is this something that I am missing?
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Question by:pingeyeg
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by:pingeyeg
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I was wrong, I have the PHP 5.2.0 version.
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by:zerofunk
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In apache I know we have to place something like this in httpd/conf or .htaccess, perhap there is a similar issue in ISS? Not sure.

directoryindex index.php index.html index.htm index.shtml index.pl index.cgi
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by:pingeyeg
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Yeah, in IIS you have to select the domain name's properties and add that to the directory listing.  I have already done that though.
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b0lsc0tt earned 500 total points
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pingeyeg,

Windows needs access to the DLL.  You can add the PHP folder to your Windows Path.  If you think this is the problem and need instructions to add the folder to your Path then look at http://us3.php.net/manual/en/faq.installation.php#faq.installation.addtopath.  You can also manually copy the file(s) to your Windows folder.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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by:pingeyeg
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Just out of curiosity, do I place a ';' at the beginning of the C:\Program Files\PHP directory listing?

EG/ ;C\Program Files\PHP
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by:b0lsc0tt
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You may have to.  Each entry is separated by a semicolon (;).  If the Path does currently end with one then you will need to do what you typed in your example.  For example the result would be ...

c:\windows;c:\someotherprogram;c:\Program Files\PHP

Let me know if you have any other questions.

bol
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by:pingeyeg
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Unfortunately that didn't do anything.  Have any other suggestions?
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by:pingeyeg
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I switched over to the CGI version, but still not getting anything.
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by:pingeyeg
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I switched back to ISAPI, but I keep getting the page cannot be displayed.
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by:pingeyeg
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Right now I have the php.ini file in the C:\Program Files\PHP directory.  Is this correct or do I need to move it somewhere else?
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by:pingeyeg
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Can anybody please help me out with this?  I am in dire need of assistance!
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by:lucki_luke
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Hi,

I think if you get an error saying page cannot be displayed, this means that the web server itself is not running properly, as otherwise it would just display it as a text file or something like that.
So make sure that the server is running.

Lukas
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by:b0lsc0tt
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pingeyeg,

Is this issue solved?  Your last comment makes it seem like you still needed help but you have closed this question.  I just wanted to verify that you did get it working since that last comment.  Let me know if this isn't the case and you still have a problem.

I'm glad that my comment helped.  Thank you for the grade, the points and the fun question.

bol
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by:pingeyeg
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Thanks, b0lsc0tt, I did get it working.
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Great.  Your welcome!

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