Problem with installing and configuring IIS
Hi, lately i've been working on installing PHP 5.0.2 and MYSql4.1.7 on my machine. My machine runs a Windows XP Media Center Edition OS. I want to use my machine as a WebServer so I can run and test some PHP page before I do the actual installation on our main webserver. I'm so new at this stuff so please when you answer give me steps to steps explanations on how to fix or where to look into to solve this problem. My problem I think is the configuration of IIS on my machine but then i'm not sure.
This is what happened. According to Kevin Yank's book that i bought entitled Building Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP and MySQL 2nd Edition and trial 4chapters 3rd Edition from on this site, i should open up the Properties for Default Website inside the IIS Services inside administrative services. I was able to do all the other stuff like add PHP inside the ISAPI Filters but when trying to click on the Application configuration button inside the Home Directory, it won't bring up anything so i can add php5isapi.dll inside the Mappings... . Since I wasnt able to do this, I just skipped and went on to installing PHP and MySQL server on my machine, the same one i installed IIS on. After installing PHP, I did everything that was told in the book like renaming the php.ini file, etc. at first I had a message saying unable to load dynamic library php_mysql.dll . I went in this forum earlier and was able to find where my problem was at and that was i didn't move the php_mysql.dll file inside the C:\PHP directory, after i did this, reboot my machine and the error message didn't come up anymore, so i assume that now the dynamic library is now being found and able to load? the problem is now fixed?
Thinking that it should be working, so to test I wrote down the first scirpt that's in the book and saved it inside the root folder C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ in IIS. After saving i went to bring this page up using http://local-host/today.php and it says Page Cannot be Displayed. Do you knw why this is happening? Could it be the IIS? PHP? or MySQL? Help.