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Old October 10th, 2003, 07:16 AM
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Default Installation on Windows 2K Server with IIS

I am about to begin an installation of PHP on my Win2k Server.
Everything that I read assumes that I will be installing Apache first.
This raises a red flag because I have always thought of Apache and Internet Information Server as performing essentially the same functions.
Is Apache really required to use PHP4?
Can Apache and IIS cohabit the same server?

tks Jack
Old October 10th, 2003, 07:46 AM
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Hi Jack,

Yes, both web servers can exist on the same server, as long as they are not listening on the same ports (i.e. port 80 for a standard web site).

However, the setup for PHP allows you to use IIS instead of Apache. This means you don't have to install Apache, because you can use IIS. You'll just need to map .php files in IIS to the PHP.exe. The setup / readme that comes with a PHP installation for Windows describes this in more detail.



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Old October 10th, 2003, 12:09 PM
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You can also read PHP's manual for IIS installation instructions.

Take care,

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I've just installed a Win2K, IIS 5, Oracle 9, php 4 web & app server.
Everything works fine.
Yet, my advice would be to use a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) configuration if possible.
But if you use win2k, feel free to implement some COM objects (what you unfortunately do with Linux) to generate some MS Word file, or MS Excel or even PowerPoint presentations.
It works great.
Feel also free to ask me if you need help in creating .doc files with php, because there's not a lotta documentation on How-to do it, and i already worked some time on it, so... help yourself.

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