- Lastly – go grab the latest PHP for Windows
files from here. Make sure you download the binary file (with .zip extender).
Step Two – Installation of the software:
- Unzip PHP into “C:/php3”
- Unzip mysql anywhere. Run the setup.exe program from inside this folder.
This will automatically install MySQL into the “C:mysql” folder
- Unzip browscap.zip (which contains the browscap.ini file) and place browscap.ini
into “C:windows” directory
- Apache is a self-executable installation file – double click and it will install
itself – accepting the default installation directory of “C:program
filesApache GroupApache” is fine.
- Unzip the Perl archive. Anywhere is fine, but for these
examples I’ll assume we extracted to the “C:perl” directory. There
are two versions of Perl for Windows on this distrobution. Either will be
fine for local development work. It’s important to know where Perl resides
on your local drive. The first line of any perl script (also known as
the “shebang” line and typically looks like “!# /usr/bin/perl”
(or something in similar) will actually point to the physical location of
Perl on your local drive. If you extracted to the “C:perl” directory
per above, then your shebang line will read “!#/PerlbinMSWin32-x86Perl”
– the shebang line points to the actual file “perl.exe” – without
the “.exe”. If you are using the ActiveState version of perl – this
line should point to the location of the ActiveState “perl.exe”.
Step Three – Configuration of the software: