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Configuring IIS on XP for dynamic development

Thread began 9/01/2011 8:23 pm by galen.m402136 | Last modified 9/02/2011 12:32 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1817 views | 3 replies |

galen.m402136

Configuring IIS on XP for dynamic development

Hello. I am running a functioning IIS on Windows XP Professional. I have downloaded PHP version 5.2.17. Your tutorial instructions ("Web Development: Before You Begin, Preparing your system for dynamic development") for configuring IIS on XP tells us to input an executable file name (php-cgi.exe) into IIS manager. The file does not exist in PHP version 5.2.17.

I am therefore unable to run a php server on m machine. Any ideas as to what to do?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

installing PHP in IIS can be very problematic, we have moved to suggesting XAMPP or MAMPP as an easy to use and install PHP testing environment in place of IIS.

there is a decent guide for installing PHP 5 into IIS here:
installing_php_5_iis_5_simple_steps

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galen.m402136

Install PHP Thanks

I appreciate that the difficulty is great in installing PHP. The tutorial you suggest looks promising and I am working on that. The WebAssist tutorial was written for PHP 5.1, and the version available now is 5.1.17. It doesn't seem like that should make such a large difference, but a file is indeed missing. And it is an executable file at that. I have downloaded the PHP version twice (installed once). The file is not in the downloaded package. So hopefully, this new tutorial will work. If not, I'l try to work with your recommendation.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the version i see available from the php.net download page:
downloads.php

either 5.3.8 or 5.2.17

I do not see a link for 5.1.17

in Going from 5.1 to 5.2, they stopped using the php-cgi.exe file and went to using the php5isapi.dll instead.

the guide i pointed you to is intended for the php version 5.2 instead of php version 5.1

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