Apache 2.0, php 5 and mysql + win xp

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I am trying to run and configure Apache 2.0, php 5 and mysql on win xp
professional - this is the  first time I have tried to install and
configure all three.  I am having difficulty trying to configure them
on my computer.  Can somebody help me - this is what I  have done so

Installed Apache 2.0, it worked perfectly ( I checked with my browser -
http://localhost) till the point where I started to point where I
wanted to store my html files.  I have named the folder html_files and
have changed the DocumentRoot "C:/html_files" and <Directory
"C:/html_files/htdocs"> on the configuration file.  And now it does not
work (http://localhost does not work).  I get an error message saying
"You don't have permission to access / on the server".  What am I doing

Also I have installed and configured php 5, renamed Rename
e:\php\php.ini-dist it to php.ini and enterd the following on the
apache configuration file

        LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2.dll"
    AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
    PHPIniDir "c:/php"

Obviously it does not work because apache is not working?  Can somebody
help me?  And how do I install and configure mysql?


Re: Apache 2.0, php 5 and mysql + win xp

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Hi Gene,

There are also complete webserver packages, check  
http://www.wampserver.com/en/index.php or http://www.devside.net

Good luck!


73'  André, PE1PQX
Mijn site: http://pe1pqx.dyndns.org

Re: Apache 2.0, php 5 and mysql + win xp

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If you set your DocumentRoot to C:/html_files but the directory section  
for the htdocs folder (which permits access via "allow from all") to a  
sub directory, this won't work of course.

So either use
DocumentRoot "C:/html_files/htdocs" or change the directory section to  
what you have set the DocumentRoot:

<Directory "C:/html_files">

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Why e:\? Is this just a typo?

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That looks correct. Did you check the windows event logging for any  
error messages? If you find there an error message like "Cannot load  
module...", may be some DLLs are missing. You can use a tool called  
FileMon [1] which can show you the dll files apache is looking for.

[1] http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/filemon.shtml


Re: Apache 2.0, php 5 and mysql + win xp

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One of the biggest topics here at Apache Lounge is running PHP on
Apache. It is a topic that is constant and for some reason often
confused. Confused namely by varying ways to accomplish the same thing.
The following has been tested numerous times, and seems (at least so
far) to be easy to follow.Mr. Green

(otherwise skip down to CONTINUE section):
I have not tested Apache Software Foundation (ASF) MSI installation
applications lately, but the last time I tested the MSI FAILED to remove
to some things that can cause problems later on during the Un-Install
process. BEFORE you UN-INSTALL the MSI file, open a command prompt and
navigate to the BIN folder of Apache. Now, uninstall the service:

httpd -k uninstall

Now that the service is removed, uninstall Apache and then ALL PHP
entries (files [php5ts.dll and others depending on what each person has
done in the past] that you copied from where ever to where ever -
usually into the Windows\System32 folder).

Install the Microsoft VC++ Redistributable. The reason for this is
because it is NOT included in the latest versions of Windows; and
Steffen's builds are compiled using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. The
Redistributable can be downloaded at the link below:


Download httpd-2.2.2-win32-x86-ssl.zip from

Unzip this ZIP file in a new folder called something like C:\Apache2.
Then, read the file named Read Me First !!.txt. It will tell you how to
setup the service for Apache. If you want or need ApacheMonitor you can
create shortcuts however you like. Before installing ANYTHING else,
ensure Apache will start. After you validate that Apache starts, stop it
before proceding.

If you are still with me, now download PHP 5.x from PHP.net you want
this file: php-5.x.xx-Win32.zip (where x relates to the latest stable
version number)

Extract the contents of this file and move the contents to where you
intend to use PHP such as C:\PHP5.

NEXT, overwrite the php5apache2.dll with Steffen's version - READ the
'ReadMe' file for possible changes:

php5apache2.dll-php5.1.x.zip from http://www.apachelounge.com/download/

Navigate to the PHP folder and edit the php.ini-recommended. FIND the
extension_dir directive and change so that it properly locates the EXT

extension_dir = "C:\php5\ext"

Save the file as php.ini.

Add the folder that you put the PHP files into in the PATH ENVIRONMENT
(System Properties | Advanced | Environment Variables | System variables
| Path).

Variable name: Path
Variable value: C:\php5;%SystemRoot%\system32;.....

DO NOT WORRY with coping files over to the Windows folders, the reason
for this to begin with is because Windows folder is already in the Path.
Since you have added the PHP folder to the Path you do not need to copy
or move files to the Windows folder. This will make upgrading PHP
simpler as well and allows you to keep PHP all together. To upgrade PHP
in the future, all you need to do is delete the contents of the PHP
folder, and then extract the contents of the new version into the PHP

Finally, this should be the last step, edit the Apache CONF file with:

LoadModule php5_module "c:/php5/php5apache2.dll"
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php-source .phps
# configure the path to php.ini
PHPIniDir "c:/php5"

This is how I put together WAMP, and I do it often (web application tester).

I hoped this helped.

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