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Installing PHP 4.3 on Windows Server 2003

Hello
We have an old server with Linux RedHat 3.0, Apache 2.0.46 and PHP 4.3.11

In that server is a web app in PHP that connects to Oracle. Server is failing and we need to move the PHP app to other server.

We have available a Windows Server 2003. Because we don't have enough skills in Linux and PHP, we think to install Apache and PHP in that Windows Server and move our PHP app to there.

Do you think it could run?

What should be the steps to follow?
- First install Apache 2.0.46 for Windows Server 2003
(Where can I get installer? Any recommendation ?)

- Then install PHP version 4.3.11.
I plan to get installer from http://www.php.net/releases/

- Then install OCI8 client in order to connect PHP to Oracle.
(Where can I get installer?) PHP version
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
If it's for internal use check out xampp. Also iis can run php.
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miyahiraAuthor Commented:
No, it's public access. There is not going to be a lot of concurrency, but it has to be accessed by Intenet.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you do not have IIS running on that machine, you can use WAMP http://www.wampserver.com/en/ or XAMPP http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html to install everything.  WAMP does have PHP 4.4 and 4.3.9 available but nobody is going to recommend that you install them if you don't have to.  Use the most current one that will work for you.  Also if this server is exposed to the web, you will want to secure things as best you can and maybe hire someone knowledgeable to do that.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you do use WAMP, use the WAMP downloads to install other versions of PHP and/or Apache.  Their versions are custonmized to work with their system.
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miyahiraAuthor Commented:
We have IIS 6.0 installed. Do you think PHP 4.3 could be installed on IIS 6.0 along with OCI8?

You are right about security, PHP version 4 is not recommended. But web app code won't run on PHP 5 or later, and we are in a hurry to release that PHP web app while we are developing new version in .NET.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I had PHP 4.4.9 installed on IIS5.  It will probably work on IIS 6 but I would use the newest version of PHP that will work.  The link to 'php.net' you posted is for the PHP source code so you can compile it yourself.  The oldest 'supported' version for Windows http://windows.php.net/download/ is PHP 5.2.  Here is a link to PHP 4.4.9: http://us3.php.net/get/php-4.4.9-Win32.zip/from/a/mirror
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Here is the PHP museum for WIN32: http://museum.php.net/win32/
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
If it's just temporary, just image the failing PC into a virtual machine. Vmware is free for this stuff.
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miyahiraAuthor Commented:
I asked for a previous image and they told me that even the image is failing!
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
That doesn't make sense. Vmware has tools to do a p2v (physical to virtual). Use that.
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miyahiraAuthor Commented:
Dave,

Code in PHP 4.3 will work in PHP 4.4?

I was told that code in PHP 4.3 won't work in PHP 5 or later unless you recode some commands. And we have no skills for that.

I will try php-4.4.9-Win32.zip.

What about installing OCI8?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
there are 4 different versions on this page: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/winsoft-085727.html
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