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How do I install Apache with PHP support and the MySQL server on Windows without using any ready-to-use packages like WAMPServer or XAMPP? This tutorial explains how to install Apache, how to install MySQL, how to change the root MySQL password, how to install PHP, and how to see what libraries are available. On Windows, the PHP binary distribution comes with the extensions as separate.dll files that have to be activated in php.ini to be loaded. If this is your case, edit the php.ini file. Find the section that loads the 'extensions' and you will see somewhere something like 'extension = php_mysql.dll' with a semi-colon in front of it. PHP For Windows. This site is dedicated to supporting PHP on Microsoft Windows. If you are using PHP as module with Apache builds from (not recommended) you need to use the older VC6 versions of PHP compiled with the legacy Visual Studio 6 compiler. It should get you up and running with a Apache/PHP/MySQL install in no time. You could even compare the WampServer config files with your own to see where you originally went wrong. Share improve this answer. Installed as CGI binary. Problems setting up PHP as an Apache module under Windows? To install php+apache+win32+mysql with PHP as an Apache module consider the. Manually install and check Apache, PHP, MySQL on Windows by Remy Pereira on 14th January 2016 If you want to do web development on your local PC or laptop you may use a development environment like WAMP (Windows equivelent of Linux LAMP) or XAMPP.


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I've updated php.ini and moved php_mysql.dll as explained in steps 6 and 8 here.

I get this error…

MySQL doesn't show up in my phpinfo; report.

I've updated the c:Windowsphp.ini file from


Result: no change.

I changed the php.ini value of extension_dir thusly:

Result: much more in the phpinfo; report, but MySQL still isn't working.

I copied the file libmysql.dll from folder C:php to folders C:WindowsSystem32 and C:Windows

Result: no change.

I stopped and restarted IIS.

Result: new, different errors instead!

I found several .php files in the website where I had to set variables:

Result: The site works!

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As the others say these two values in php.ini are crucial.

I have the following in my php.ini: note the trailing slash - not sure if it is needed - but it does work.

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Also it is worth ensuring that you only have one copy of php.ini on your machine - I've had problems with this where I've been editting a php.ini file which php isn't using and getting very frustrated until I realised.

Also if php is running as a module within apache you will need to restart the apache server to pickup the changes. Wise to do this in anycase if you're not sure.

a 'php -m' from the cmd prompt will show you the modules that are loaded from the ini file.

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In the php.ini file, check if the extention path configuration is valid.

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You will need to enable the extension=php_mysql.dll option in the php.ini as well. Epson lq 590 esc p2 windows 7 driver. Also, make sure that the file is in the extension_dir you set.

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On a completely different note, might I suggest WampServer? It should get you up and running with a Apache/PHP/MySQL install in no time.

You could even compare the WampServer config files with your own to see where you originally went wrong.

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Manual PHP Installation on Windows

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