Hello all, I've just started the php/mysql tutorial - downloaded them both (php 4.0) and installed them. mysql works fine but php isn't happening - when I set up a page using any php code nothing happens. I'm using Win 98, PWS 4.0 and I have downloaded and installed a registry fix that "will go out with php 4.01"
Now I am stuck, as far as I can see all my settings are correct (obviously they're not) and I don't know what to do
So, if any of you kind hearted souls out there would that would be good.
Sorry to hear you're having trouble getting PHP working under PWS. If it makes you feel any better, you're certainly not alone in this boat. Here are a few things to make sure of before you give up on PWS:
<LI>You have unzipped the PHP distribution into a directory on your hard disk.
<LI>You have copied php.ini-optimized to your C:\WINDOWS directory and renamed it php.ini.
<LI>You have edited this php.ini file so that the doc_root directory is set to your PWS document root directory.
<LI>You have edited the "registry fix" file so that it correctly refers to the location where you have the PHP files on your system.
<LI>You have applied the "registry fix" by right clicking and selecting "Merge" from the pop-up menu.
<LI>You have loaded your PHP page through the PWS Web server (i.e. http://localhost/today.php, not C:\web_root\today.php).
<LI>You have tried naming your script with .php and .php3 extensions (sometimes only one of these will work).
If the above doesn't help, I'd suggest deinstalling PWS and trying a better server like Sambar. Installation of PHP on this server is much easier! See my forum post on the subject for more details.
THANK YOU!!! I trashed PWS as my ZERO experience with servers told me to go with the one you said... and I got it all working. Sambar is GREAT, way more stuff to it (that I can actually) use and get experience from - and php is a go too. THANKS HEAPS!!!