OK, so I have located the httpd.config file but still no joy, I know it is something very simple and silly. I will explain in detail what I have done, I think this will give a better idea of where I am going wrong.
Loaded Apache from the CD first in its default location c:/program files/apachegroup/apache/htdocs. Then loaded MySQL which as far as I can tell is OK. Then I loaded PHP and was told to configure the httpd file Then in start/programs/apache it gave me the config file to edit, this i did with the following as instructed in the book: I found the ScriptAlias which gave a path to the apache folder and replaced it with ScriptAlias /php/ "c:/php/" Then i added Action application/x-httpd-php /php/php.exe under the Action section followed by AddType application/xhttpd-php .php under the AddType section. According to the book i would now be ready to go! I was then told to write the following code in my webspace, so i used Dreamweaver MX, then tried Notepad: <html> etc etc <body><p>This is a HTML line </p> <?php echo "This is a PHP line"; phpinfo(); ?> </body> I save the file and go to view it in Explorer but i see just the html text not the php? Now from what i can see everything looks ok other than that, when i run the test on apache it says that the syntax is ok so i assume that it is set correctly. Now what i cannot understand is, am i saving the php files in the right place (if there is one?) and should i be running the browser as localhost which see's the apache page ok when i type http://localhost/ into the address bar. One other thing, i tried typing localhost/where the file is located on my harddrive/ and was given a forbidden page "contact administrator"?? Is there something here that standsout? Thank you for trying to help. Andy "Chris Hewitt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > Phil Driscoll wrote: > > >There's your problem. > >Assuming you haven't messed about too much with the apache config, your php > >file needs to live inside apache's htdocs directory. Can't remember exactly > >where that would be on a windows box - something like c:/program files/apache > >group/apache/htdocs maybe. > > > Yes, Phil has it. I'd assumed this, I should not have. The directory is > given by the "DocumentRoot" line in httpd.conf. You did not say exectly > what error you were getting, I'd assumed that you were just seeing the > source of your file and that the only problem was php not parsing it. > Presumably you were getting "Document not found" errors? > > Chris > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php