OT: Server and PHP (9 posts)

  1. NuclearMoose
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Here is a free article at CommunityMX that may help. Get it here.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Craig, that is *fantastic* !
    I'd spent ages trying to get apache talking to PHP ... and that install of phpdev was working inside of a couple of minutes.
    Brilliant :)

  3. NuclearMoose
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Glad to hear it worked for you!

  4. Matt Mullenweg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    It's kinda ugly in places, but it works and it's what I'm using currently:
    It seems kinda slow, but that could be the system I'm running it on (Centrino laptop0.

  5. carthik
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Centrino laptops are _the fastest_ and best in the scene ;)

  6. derek
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I've dumped XAMPP on my XP Home laptop for testing/hacking/etc. It's a preconfigured Apache/PHP/MySQL install, you just unpack it and execute the mysql and httpd batch files.
    It's probably not very robust, but it's an amazingly fast way to get a working development environment on an XP system.

  7. davidchait
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I just grabbed apache, php, and MySQL versions reasonably close to my providers versions, downloaded and installed them, and went through a set of configuration changes to sync them (which I likely got from a website or article somewhere). Wasn't really that hard. The tricks are what things are built-in for a particular build/release of each... sometimes you'll be missing a key feature.
    Pretty easy to get up and running, and I definitely would recommend anyone running a heavily hit (or modified) site run a local install first to work on it and debug before uploading to the web.

  8. Anonymous
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Hello there, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see anyone mentioning EasyPHP. It's another of these ready-to-use package, download from http://www.easyphp.org , run the exe-file and of you go! It's a adminpage provided where you easily change/add any settings, access the MySQL-server and so on. Works great for me.
    Included in package is Apache, MySQL, PHP works.

  9. Zaaba
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I've been using this guide to installing MySQL, Apache, PERL and PHP on my WinXP Pro box for a while. A word of note though if you frequently format your computer. You might wanna install everything to a different drive say... D:/ and backup http.conf once you're done with the install. That way, if you do format frequently as I do, all you need to do is install the necessary programs then overwrite the default http.conf with the backup and you're up and running as before!

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