- Configure Apache:
- Load the file “C:program filesApache GroupApacheconfhttpd.conf”
into a text editor. This is the Apache configuration file. Search for “#ServerName
new.host.name” in the the file (it should be on or around line 232 but the
line number may change in future releases) and change this to read:
(note: Be sure to take out the “#” – this is known as a comment mark
which basically means ‘ignore everything on
- Around line 458, add this:
ScriptAlias /php3/ “c:/php3/”
- Around line 506, add this:
AddType application/x-httpd-php3 .php3
- Around line 643, add this:
Action application/x-httpd-php3 “/php3/php.exe”
- Around line 239, change
DocumentRoot “C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/htdocs”
to point to wherever you’d like your pages served from. I suggest making
a directory structure that resembles your remote server set up – usually
this means creating a directory in the local C drive like “C:usrbinhtml”
or something along those lines. All the development work (i.e. – web pages,
PHP or Perl scripts) you want Apache to serve must be saved locally under
in the directory that follows “DocumentRoot” on this line.
- Around line 264 – change the line to point to the same directory
tree specified in No. 5 above.
- Create a cgi-bin directory for your perl scripts. I recommend this be
“/cgi-bin” ABOVE the DocumentRoot path from step 5 above.
- Around line 458 (right where we added the PHP config line in step 2 above),
add this line:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ “c:/POINT TO DO PATH TO CGI BIN CREATED IN STEP
- At or around line 465 should currently point to “C:/Program Files/Apache
Change the path to point to the same directory in number 8 above.
- In a new text editor, create a php test file – something along the lines
of <? print “welcome home”; ?> and save this as “index.html”
in whatever path you specified in number 5 and 6 above.