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Old March 30th, 2004, 10:51 PM
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Default Installing PHP on Win XP how to ?

greeting for all.im new at this forum.i just bought beginning PHP4 book,because i interested with PHP.
I'm using IBM thinkpad,R32,with intel P4 1.6Ghz,and using XP OS.
i already downloaded php file, and i started to install.
i followed the book step by step.
i was copied all the dll from php\extensions to windows\system32 directory.
i've changed the php.ini too and changed the line ;extensions=php_gd.dll with the same line without semi colon,so the line become extensions=php_gd.dll.

i executed "net stop iisadmin",and it was works succesfully.
but when i executed "net start w3svc",the proccess wal success but the file is searching for c:\php\extensions\php_gd.dll and its failed to open.
i've changed php.ini in line extensions=php_gd.dll and added semi colon,the line become => ;extensions=php_gd.dll

i tried again,"net stop iisadmin" and "net start w3svc".the proccess was success and no messagebox appeared.

so,i tried the first php,and save it as phpinfo.php.
i ram internet explorer,and set phpinfo on the file.but just the sintax appeared,like this :

there was alike with in the book,so i was confused,what wrong with my php.
i read that there was a forum to ask in wrox.com so here i am..

how i can install php on Win XP step by step guide?
thanks to the forum..
Old April 6th, 2004, 12:51 PM
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You need to configure IIS to send PHP scripts to the PHP interpreter. Right now, IIS is just sending the contents of PHP scripts as plain text output.

Installation instructions are here:

Take care,


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