You can certainly install apache on windows.  If you just want a test bed
and do not care about security or configurability, you can download and
install PHP-Triad.  This windows package will install working versions of
Apache, MySQL and PHP.  It was specifically designed for people like you who
want to be able to test their PHP scripts on a windows box, but do not want
to have to install all of the software seperately.

Find it here:


Rob Bennion <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Richard,
> I have got to admit I don't really understand much about servers and their
> software. What I want to do is to be able to create and test php pages
> 'offline' like I currently do with my asp pages using PWS.
> Would I be able to install apache with my windows set up or would I have
> install linux on the machine?
> Thanks
> Rob
> "Richard S. Crawford" wrote:
> > You can download the win32 PHP binaries from  I know it
> > because I've got it running on my win2k box.  But I'm also running
> > so I don't know if it will work with PWS.  I'd be interested in knowing.
> >
> > If it doesn't work with PWS, why not just install Apache?  It's free and
> > much, much more secure than PWS.
> >
> > At 12:55 PM 11/21/2001, Rob Bennion wrote:
> > >Hi
> > >I want to try out PHP and wanted to know if it is possible to install
> > >on a windows machine and use it with personal web server.
> > >
> > >Any help would be appreciated.
> > >
> > >thanks
> > >
> > >Rob
> >
> > Sliante,
> > Richard S. Crawford
> >
> >
> > AIM: Buffalo2K   ICQ: 11646404  Y!: rscrawford
> >
> > "It is only with the heart that we see rightly; what is essential is
> > invisible to the eye."  --Antoine de Saint Exupéry
> >
> > "Push the button, Max!"

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