Apache Setup

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The current version of Apache as this is written is 2.0.55.


You can get the current distribution from the download section of the Apache site.

This document will assume C:\Apache Group\Apache2 as your Apache base directory. It will assume C:\dev\php5 as your PHP base directory.


Apache's configuration is captured in the C:\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf file.

Turning on PHP 5 Support

Edit the configuration file and add the following entries in the appropriate sections:
# Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support
  LoadModule php5_module "c:/dev/php5/php5apache2.dll"

  # AddType
  AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

  # Anywhere
  PHPIniDir "c:/dev/php5"

Document Root

Search for "DocumentRoot" to locate the directory for your document root. If you decide to change this, please also change the value of <Directory to match the document root.

Restart Apache server to have the changes take effect.

Tips / Troubleshooting

To test whether PHP is properly configured for you web server, create a file, call it phpinfo.php and paste the following in:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Copy the file to your document root and access it in your browser by navigating to http://localhost:[port]/phpinfo.php where port is your http port. You should be presented with a page of PHP information about the current stage of PHP.