On 07/04/2011 07:39 AM, Jim Giner wrote:
> 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
> recommendations.
> 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!

You may need to add c:\php\ to the Windows path so that the Apache mod
can find other files it may need. If you have mysql or other extensions
enabled in php.ini, then they may be looking for another dll that is
located in the php dir.

And of course, Happy Independence Day!


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