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PHP/Apache set up on Microsoft XP home edition

11:07 am on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I could be in the wrong area here, but I'm trying to install php/mysql and apache server on my PC. It's operating system is Microsoft XP home edition. I've downloaded and installed the files and made some changes i.e. renamed a file to php.ini and added some lines to the httpd.conf file. However when I try to view php in [localhost...] it's advising that the page cannot be displayed. Is this to do with browser settings?

Has anyone come across any similar problems? If so what did you do to get around the problem?


11:17 am on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Should work if you place php.ini in c:\windows

Have you done that part yet?

11:40 am on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah I did that but no joy. Don't get it.
11:58 am on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When you say the page cannot be displayed, is it a 404? A blank page?

Is an access.log being created in your apache directory you can check?

Does the source code contain unparsed php?

12:12 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There are a couple of threads in our PHP Forum Library [webmasterworld.com] discussing how to setup Apache and PHP on Windows that may be of some help to you.
2:11 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, I'll have a look at the library you've suggested and see how I get on.

Keeper, I don't think it's a 404 error I'm getting. The page that displays is the same as if you open internet explore without being connected to the internet (If that makes sense). Unfortunately I'm not at my home machine at the moment so can't check anything exactly. I have a html file and a php file in the location that should be localhost but it's not seeing them.

6:05 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you want an easy way to have MySQL with PHP(4 and/or 5) and Apache, you can try this: WampServer [en.wampserver.com].

I use it and it is greate :).

9:26 pm on Mar 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do a search for a post by henry-o its great. I played for years on and off trying to figure out how to get apache, php, and mysql on my pc and laptop. with his indepth tutorial here at webmaster i had it up in about an hour and running great on XP home edition

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