|December 28, 2003
If you are planning to use
MySQL and PHP together, you must first install MySQL before you install
PHP. This is because when you install PHP, you will need to provide
the path to your installation of MySQL so they can talk to each other.
If you have already installed PHP, uninstall it and then reinstall it after
you finish installing MySQL.
Go to PHP.net
Click on "Downloads"
Scroll past the "beta" section
to the "Latest stable version of PHP". Look for the heading "Windows
Binaries". There may be 2 versions, choose the one labeled "Installer".
In this example, the title is: "PHP 4.3.2 installer [1,035Kb] - 29 May
Pick a mirror site for download
and save the file to your hard drive. In this example, the file name
Double-click on the file
to begin installation. You'll see this welcome screen. It warns
us to stop the webserver before you install PHP. Do this now.
Then click "Next".
Read the License Agreement
and click "I Agree".
Here we choose which kind
of installation to perform. "Standard" is fine. Click "Next".
Now we choose the PHP installation
folder. The default directory is fine. Click "Next".
Here you enter the address
of your SMTP server and the 'from' address for the mail function.
If you don't know this information, you can leave it at default and edit
it later by editing the PHP configuration file.
Here you choose which kind
of webserver you are using. I will be using Apache for the example
so that's why I have Apache selected. Choose the appropriate one
for you. Click "Next".
Now we're ready to install
PHP. Click on "Next".
In this example, PHP was
not able to automatically configure Apache so I got this message.
We'll have to do this manually later. Click "OK".
Installation is now complete.
Now we have to configure
the webserver software to use PHP properly.
you are using Apache for Windows as your webserver go to:
are using IIS as your webserver software go to: