On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 5:15 AM, Joseph Adenuga <jadenu...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear Tommy,
> Good day to you. I'm trying to install Microsoft's Web Platform as advised
> in your last message below. But, I don't know which application to install
> from the list provided from the downloaded applications. Please which ones
> are the correct window web PI and PHP applications to download from the
> list.
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> Many thank's and have a beautiful day.
> Best Wishes,
> Joseph
> --- On *Wed, 19/10/11, Tommy Pham <tommy...@gmail.com>* wrote:
> From: Tommy Pham <tommy...@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PHP] PHP 5.2 and Apache 2.2 are really compatible?
> To: "Tim Thorburn" <immor...@nwconx.net>
> Cc: php-general@lists.php.net
> Date: Wednesday, 19 October, 2011, 9:32
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM, Tim Thorburn 
> <immor...@nwconx.net<http://mc/compose?to=immor...@nwconx.net>>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Failing this, do you need Apache?  If you just want a web server to test
> > some stuff on, you can download Microsoft's Web Platform - it will
> install
> > and configure IIS to run with PHP,
> IIS is only available on Windows XP Professional.  Other versions of XP
> doesn't have IIS, IIRC.

Please include the list.

If you're using Windows XP Professional, you can use the IIS that comes with
it.  To install it, Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs (?) > Windows
Components.  If you're using Windows XP Home Premium or other XP variants, I
suggest you use Apache web server (httpd) [1] instead and follow the manual
[2] for its configurations.  Then download the PHP's Windows binary [3],
install/unzip, and then configure it [4].  While using the MS Web Platform
Installer (WPI) may get you up and running faster, you won't fully
comprehend the ins/outs of the entire setup where you may have to update the
newer versions because of bug fixes or new features or do some configuration
tweaks for various reasons (security, performance, logging, etc.).  Don't
bother trying to use IIS Express on the MS WPI, IMO, it's worthless as you
have to do the configurations via command line appcmd.exe, IIRC.  Another
option you can use is XAMPP for Windows [5] but I prefer putting everything
together myself ;)

Good luck,

[1] http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi  << download v2.2.21 Win32 Binary
including OpenSSL 0.9.8r (MSI Installer)
[2] http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/
[3] http://windows.php.net/download/  << either the installer or zip (I
prefer zip)
[4] php.net/install.windows.iis6 or php.net/install.windows.apache2
[5] http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html

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