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Installing PHP Expression web 2

Thread began 9/27/2009 6:33 am by info389960 | Last modified 9/27/2009 2:47 pm by Office-172461 | 1996 views | 3 replies |

info389960

Installing PHP Expression web 2

I have followed the instruction to install PHP to web 2 using the insert command.
I get an error of:
HTTP Error 500 - Internal Server Error.
Security Alert! The PHP CGI cannot be accessed directly.
This PHP CGI binary was compiled with force-cgi-redirect enabled. This
means that a page will only be served up if the REDIRECT_STATUS CGI variable is
set, e.g. via an Apache Action directive.

I would have thought that at this stage it would have nothing to do with the server I use?
The server I use uses Cpanel.
I was installing PHP so as to test my work. I have not uploaded to the domain.
Could you help please

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office172461

I don't use Expression web but I might be able to get your started in the right direction.

It's a little confusing because you say your server is using cPanel which implies a hosting company, but then you say you are installing PHP which implies a local server. Most hosting companies have PHP ready to go.

Even though this article says it's for Dreamweaver, you can learn how to setup a testing environment and ignore the Dreamweaver step:
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info389960

PHP in Exprssion web 2

Thanks. I will phone the hosting company tomorrow and ask if they can assist.
I was just trying to load PHP to Ex Web 2 so as to learn how and use, forms

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Office-172461

Not sure what you mean by "load PHP to Ex Web 2". You need a web server like Apache to serve web pages to a browser. PHP processes the scripts to turn them into HTML that is given to Apache to serve to the browser.

You need to setup a local testing environment that includes PHP so you can display the results as you develop pages. Installing XAMPP on the machine you run Ex Web on, will allow you to test the pages you create. It installs everything you need and configures everything to work together.

After you test everything on your local machine, you upload everything to your hosting company's server. If your hosting company doesn't support PHP you will need to find another hosting company.

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