Windows 10 has been released on the world and so an updated how to guide for installing Apache, PHP and MySQL on the latest release. In this post like previous we will cover installing all the programs individually. This will cover installing 64 bit versions of the programs.
Apache 2.4 Install
First download Apache 2.4 from http://www.apachelounge.com/download/ (httpd-2.4.16-win32.zip) Apache 2.4.16 VC11
This release is supported by the PHP 5.6 install from windows.php.net for Apache 2.4.
Extract the zip and copy it to the root of C:\. This will be C:\Apache24 when it is all done.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Runtime
Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ VS 2012 x86 from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977003 this is required for Apache to run.
PHP 5.6.12 and higher
Download php-5.6.12-Win32-VC11-x86 from http://windows.php.net/download/ . Extract and rename folder to php and move to C:\.
Edit Apache’s config file, c:\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf and add the following lines to the bottom of the file.
LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2_4.dll" AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php # configure the path to php.ini PHPIniDir "C:/php"
While we are at it we can add index.php to Apache’s list just incase we want to have a starting page as php.
Find Directory index and add index.php
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php Save the file changes. Next we need to register the path where the applications reside. This is done by editing the PATH variable.
to PATH in Environment variables. PATH ENVIRONMENT (Control Panel | System Properties | Advanced | Environment Variables | System variables | Path).
Save and reboot the system.
Next we need to input a value for ServerName variable. You will have to un-comment it. Save the changes to the config file. Next move to the Register Apache Service step.
Register Apache Service
Now let’s register Apache as a service. Open a command prompt and type.
c:\apache24\bin\httpd -k install
If do not want Apache starting automatically at start-up/reboot:
C:\> sc config Apache2.4 start= demand
Now lets check Apache settings by issuing the command, c:\Apache24\bin\httpd -S
Now we have to do a few edits to the php.ini file to tell it to load support for mysql and the location for the extensions. Since there is not a already set php.ini file we need to rename one of the two examples to php.ini.
Rename c:\php\php.ini-development to php.ini
Now let’s edit php.ini
Uncomment extension directory.
; Directory in which the loadable extensions (modules) reside. ; http://php.net/extension-dir ; extension_dir = "./" ; On windows: extension_dir = "ext" Uncomment mysql modules extension=php_mysql.dll extension=php_mysqli.dll
Save the changes and open a command prompt. Check to make sure it shows loaded modules.
C:\> php -m
So now we have Apache running and configured to use php. Lets create a file called info.php, save it and see if Apache parses the info correctly to display the results.
Open Notepad or your favorite Windows editor and type and save the following.
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Open your browser and type, localhost/info.php for the location and you should receive alot of information about PHP.
Download and install mysql-installer-community-126.96.36.199.msi. Change installation directory to C:\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6 instead of Program files as there could be permissions issues. Once the installation is completed you can let the configuration wizard run and setup the database server. The defaults will work just fine, but remember what you set the password to for root.
At this point you should have a working Apache / PHP / MySQL installation running and ready for you to use!
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