View Full Version : installing php in windows XP...please help...i am a beginner

01-11-2006, 03:02 PM
hello there,
i am a beginner and i am just starting to learn php and mysql.can any one please help with the following:
1.can any one tell me the procedures to install php and mysql in a
windows xp platform.

2.can any one proveide me with a good begnner to learn php and

thank u in advance....


01-11-2006, 05:16 PM
A good apache/php/mysql installation tutorial: http://www.philbrodeur.com/tutorials/server2/

01-11-2006, 05:25 PM
hi marek,

thanks for the link, it is really a good one.....


01-12-2006, 01:04 AM
there's also a good apache/mysql/php install at http://www.apachefriends.org and another one at http://www.easyphp.org

I think apachefriends is better.

As for PHP, the documentation on the official http://www.php.net site is great.

01-12-2006, 02:06 PM
They are quite easy these days because they all have installers that guide you though it.

If you want easier options then checkout a complete package

01-12-2006, 03:46 PM
hello all. thanx for the help.


01-12-2006, 04:14 PM
hello degsy,
the complete package site u gave me was really easy
(http://www.en.wampserver.com/) .

can u tell me how i should enable apache service here.i am unable to start service as all the buttons for starting ,stopping and restarting service are disabled.can u tell me what minor change i have to perform for the apache server to run properly.

thank u


01-13-2006, 02:02 PM
It should be enabled by default. If not there should be a shortcut in the wamp start menu folder to start apache and register it as a service.

There may also be a batch file for it in wamp's program files folder.

If not you can register it manually

01-13-2006, 03:21 PM
hello degsy,
i found out the intial problem.....the port assigned to apache was used by some other application.so i just changed the port number in the conf file in apache folder.now that apache service has started and running well.

now i have another problem.....the simple php code which displays phpinfo is not executing.when i try to run only empty browser shows up.

see the following basic thing is not running...please can u help me out...

// Show all information, defaults to INFO_ALL


01-13-2006, 09:41 PM
If you install PHP on Windows XP with IIS, here is a tutorial. (http://www.kidslovepc.com/php-tutorial/install-php-windows-xp.shtml)

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