View Full Version : Alternative to IIS?

06-12-2007, 10:50 AM
I just realized that my version of Windows did not come with IIS.

I am trying to preview my PHP code using Dreamweaver, and I realized this whole time setting up MySQL and ect, that I required this IIS. Is there anything else I can do? I have a web design project I must start asap and this is frustrating me

06-12-2007, 11:09 AM
Look into XAMPP (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html). Its an installer that installs mysql, apache, and php onto your system. It also allows you to switch between php4 and php5. Your files would go in the htdocs folder under the xampp folder you choose to install to. You can also setup virtual hosts

06-12-2007, 04:10 PM
I just realized that my version of Windows did not come with IIS.

Although you're recommended to use Apache, I think every Windows comes with IIS. If it's not installed yet, it should be installable from where you select windows components. The only exception might be Vista, though I think I would've heard about that by now if it was missing it.

06-12-2007, 05:39 PM
Control Panel -> Add Remove Programms -> Add Remove Windows Components
Check (+) Internet Information Services (IIS), then OK- and it's installed. (Maybe you will need to insert XP installation disk)

Also try google for tutorials on setting up PHP with IIS.

As alternative i highly recommend Apache Web Server

06-12-2007, 05:44 PM
have a search for FireServ

1 installation program installs MySQL,Apache & PHP :)

06-12-2007, 05:51 PM
Windows XP Pro has IIS as an optional windows component, Windows XP home does not.

Use apache though unless you want to work with ASP etc.