Hi all,
(Hopefully I posted this in a place that can/will help me)

I got curious about running php / apache on my own laptop in order to help
my devl process, instead of writing, uploading and testing on my site.

Found a nice pair of docs from "thesitewizard.com" that appeared to be
pretty well-written instructions on installing each of these systems.  btw-
I'm running XpSp2.  Chose the Apache 2.0 and PHP 5.2 (thread-safe?) per the

Went thru all instructions step-by-step, testing all the way.  Apache
works - PHP doesn't.  When I bring up IE and type in localhost I get the
default apache page as I was told I should see.  When I type
"localhost/test.php" I get a windows dialog asking what program should run
the php script.

In debugging I went to a cmd windows and ran "c:\php\php-cgi test.php" and
got the expected result from my script - so PHP works.

End result - they each work separately, but php is not working under apache.

As part of the docs instructions I added the following code to the apache
conf file:

1 - I chose the "configure apache to run php as an apache module.
2 - added "LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2.dll" as last one of
those lines
3 - added "AddType application/x-httpd-php .php" as the last of those lines
4 - added "PHPIniDir "c:/php" as the last line of the conf file.

Upon adding these lines apache will no longer restart.  In fact adding any
ONE of these lines breaks Apache.

Ideas welcome.

And for those who still love the USofA, Happy Independence Day!

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