He wasnt making fun of you :) Coopster was just pointing out that the PHP manual has step by step instructions on how to setup a Windows box to recognize and run (parse) PHP scripts.
I setup PHP on windows server a few times (dont really like running it on Windows,but had to) and its not hard if you follow the instructions in the manual. If I remember correctly, there is even an installation .exe to do a lot of it for you but I could be wrong.
I know how to find the php docs, but I'm not trying to be a windows sysadmin. :) It would be a terrible use of my time to get *that* cozy in that area.
With linux, using htaccess in that manner is a standard thing an average shared-hosting webmaster can do. I'm wondering if there is something similar for a webmaster who uses a windows host.
I have a product that I'd like to make available for windows server users (in addition to linux users). If it requires that they contact their sysadmin, then I'd probably not offer it so I wouldn't have to put up with the support issues.
So, assuming php is already installed, is there some sort of equivalent? Assume I'm an inexperienced wemaster. (true)
I think I was a little surprised that this question hasn't been asked to death by people who need to do the same thing with their windows host for whatever reason. (and more easily answered)
Does it really require an in-depth knowledge of windows php installation? Or are there ways that a typical webmaster can make that happen in a shared windows hosting environment?