Patrick Moloney wrote:
Some months ago I downloaded and installed Apache, PHP and MySql. With
only light use they seem to be working.
I have downloaded a Test Script from the VBulletin vendor that is
supposed to determine if your setup could run their product. The Test
Script is php and appears as a form that allows you to enter a Mysql
database name, user and password. I fill it in and select the button.
The large blue window remains but the entry boxes and a border
disappear. It hasn't totally crashed and can be closed - but it has
I've tried their help forum, but they keep telling me to create an empty
database. Maybe the problem has something to do with Mysql, but for a
test script, I'm getting zero feedback. I have an empty database and one
with a couple of tables. I don't see a problem with Mysql. So, how does
one begin to debug this php test script to see what's failing? I'm kind
of new to php.
Thanks all for the help. I fixed my problem. I thought I would save some
time running the vendor's test script, but wound up spending most of the
day on this. Not very proficient in PHP, but I learned an odd variety of
Problem was I had PHP and Mysql installed and working, but not together.
The PHP for Windows 5.2 no longer automatically installs Mysql.
Actually have to go back to Windows Control Panel where it will let you
change the install. It then installs the dlls and modifies php.ini --
which I had already done.
Difficulty was because the vendor test script has errors disabled -
maybe ok in a test script -- unless you don't handle the errors!
This took longer than installing Apache, PHP and MySql in the first place.
Thanks, the assistance helped.
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