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#1 jasonc

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:27 PM

I am wanting to run PHP files on my pc.
I have PHP5 that i downloaded from [a href=\"http://www.php.net/downloads.php\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.php.net/downloads.php[/a] PHP 5.1.4 installer [2,639Kb] - 04 May 2006

i have got to

'server type' in the intall and do not know what to choose, and also i am not sure if i should be installing this as i have looked at the manual and it says about

First, install your selected HTTP (web) server on your system, and make sure that it works.

where do i get this?

thanks for any help.



#2 wildteen88

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:35 PM

You'll want to download http server, such as Apache or use MS IIS server, comes with XP Pro. Once you have apache or what every webserver setup you'll want to download the zipped binaries package rather than the installer if you're using Apache, or use the installer for IIS.

NOTE: if you download Apache, make sure you download Apache2.0.x and not Apache2.2.x!

Now click this link to [a href=\"http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.windows.apache2.php\" target=\"_blank\"]configure Apache[/a] or this for an [a href=\"http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.windows.iis.php\" target=\"_blank\"]IIS Setup[/a].

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 03:23 PM

you completely lost me there !!

i have Windows XP, with Pro added on top after Home install.

i do not know and i have looked in the CP of my pc where to find out if i have IIS already?

i have the windows installer and have already statrted it before i posted here and i was stuck on...
server type

i should select...

MS PWS on win9x or ME
MS PWS on NT Workstation
MS IIS 3 or lower
MS IIS 4 or higher (this one is already selected)
MS IIS 6 or higher
Apache
Xitani
None


i think it should be one of the IIS ones ?

should i stop this installer and first check if i have IIS ? if so where do i check for this on my pc, sorry i have no idea, all i am wanting to do is run a few php file on my pc instead of uploading them everytime i make a change and check the site live and so on all the time

this is eating up my bandwidth!

thanks


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You'll want to download http server, such as Apache or use MS IIS server, comes with XP Pro. Once you have apache or what every webserver setup you'll want to download the zipped binaries package rather than the installer if you're using Apache, or use the installer for IIS.

NOTE: if you download Apache, make sure you download Apache2.0.x and not Apache2.2.x!

Now click this link to [a href=\"http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.windows.apache2.php\" target=\"_blank\"]configure Apache[/a] or this for an [a href=\"http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.windows.iis.php\" target=\"_blank\"]IIS Setup[/a].
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#4 wildteen88

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:20 PM

To install IIS you'll want to follow [a href=\"http://www.webwizguide.com/asp/tutorials/installing_iis_winXP_pro.asp\" target=\"_blank\"]this tutorial[/a].

Also you will want to to choose IIS4 or 6 from the list when you run the PHP installer. Also you can check whether you have IIS installed and that it is running by going to [a href=\"http://localhost/\" target=\"_blank\"]http://localhost/[/a] if a web directory is shown you either have IIS currently installed or another form of http server.




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