On a localhost development configuration under Windows XP Pro (SP3), I cannot get Apache2.2.15 http service to start after I enable PHP 5.3.2 as a module. Without PHP, Apache starts and works just fine; PHP itself works (from a command prompt).
I had had Apache 2.2.14 and an older PHP 5.2.x working happily together, supporting MySQL, phpMyAdmin, etc. I uninstalled all that and instead:
(1) Installed Apache 2.2.15 from httpd-2.2.15-win32-x86-no_
ssl.msi (also tried the openssl version when the former + PHP didn't work). It's installed as a service for all users on port 80. And I'm running as Administrator. That worked just fine.
(2) Installed PHP 5.3.2 from php-5.3.2-Win32-VC6-x86.ms
i (thread safe version). As php.net says, with apache.org binaries, I used the VC6 version, not VC9.
Now the apache http service will not start. So of course I never got so far as to try a .php script in the browser.
When that failed, I uninstalled PHP and instead tried to use php-5.3.2-Win32-VC6-x86.zi
p and configure manually, starting with php.ini-development copied to php.ini and edited as below.
Of course I put the correct entries in Windows system environment variables PATH (starts with D:\Server\PHP\ext;D:\Serve
r\PHP) and PHPRC (D:\Server\PHP).
File httpd.conf is what the Apache installer set up plus my edits in appropriate spots:
LoadModule php5_module "D:/Server/PHP/php5apache2_2.dll"
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
My edits to php.ini are:
extension_dir = "D:\Server\PHP\ext"
session.save_path = "E:\htdocs\tmp"
Above code snippet edited by quomodo re: http:#a33144943
I'm completely mystified as to what's wrong, but I'm beginning to believe there's a fundamental incompatibility between Apache 2.2.15 and PHP 5.3.2. Any ideas?