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I'm trying to install PHP on a Windows 98 system.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\w3svc\parameters\Script Map >> is where I need to go add my .php entry/values...
My registry looks more like this however,
--No Script Map
Any suggestions on proceeding?
Thanks for any help on this,
I'm sure when I get to the actual 'working with the PHP code' and uploading it to my host server will be much easier to understand. I really want to set up a local testing area on my computer but don't quite get it? Where is the MySQL interface?
Right now, I just want to start dishing out Web pages using PHP -- Then when I get a grasp start writing apps.
Once you have that all set you can start testing locally. You just need to type in [localhost...] and it will take you to your index. You should be able to find a foler probably in PHPTriad (not sure since I dont use it) that will say HTML or WWW thats where you will put your files and create folders to keep things nice and neat.
local testing area on my computer but don't quite get it? Where is the MySQL interface?
It depends on what you mean. The Win binaries come with some GUI management tools and a MySQL client. Look in your Mysql dirs for the /bin directory.
If you want a GUI for actually looking at data and inserting, testing queries and so on, I would *strongly* recommend MySQL-Front. It is ten times better/faster than phpMyAdmin, but under most circumstances, you can only use it locally (because of the connection protocol it uses, most shared hosting providers will blacklist it).
As for the rest, I've set Apache/PHP/MySQL up on Win 95 and Win2k workstations just by downloading the binaries and installing them. Never a problem. For Linux it's sometimes advantageous to compile your own, but I haven't even tried this under Windows.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\w3svc\parameters\Script Map >> is where I need to go add my .php entry/ values...
Why? I don't recall ever doing this. Can't you just use the standard PHP installer?
The biggest lesson I learnt was to restart Apache each time you change a setting whether it is the phpmyadmin config, httpd.conf or anything else - save you a lot of effort trying to figure out why phpmyadmin wont work!
restart Apache each time you change a setting
Under Windows 2K (and I assume XP Pro), this requires being signed in as admin if you are running it as a service, so always sign in with admin privileges until you get it straightened out.
Also, running Apache and MySQL as services is definitely the way to go.