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Can you install PHP on XP Home Edition?


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#1 Greenie

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:40 PM

Hey all,

I'm trying to teach myself PHP but all of the installation tutorials I've come across have only been for windows XP Professional. What must I do to get it to work on Home Edition?

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#2 wildteen88

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 04:11 PM

Yes you can install it on Windows XP Home Edition, I have it. The other tutorials are most probably intalling PHP on IIS. IIS is a web server by Microsoft which come with Windows XP Pro/Windows Server editions.

If you want a webserver which you will, unless your are running your PHP scripts via the command line. Then download and install Apache. Apache is free to use and download from http://httpd.apache.org

TO install PHP just go to php.net and download the Zipped Binaries (NOT the installer!).

For installing Apache and PHP have a read of this thread





#3 Greenie

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 01:52 AM

Thanks, Wildteen.

These install instructions are much easier to follow than anything else I've managed to find. This just makes everything so much easier.

Thanks agian,
Greenie.
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