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    Installing Apache, PHP, and mySQL on Windows 7

    Does anyone have a good written tutorial for getting these to install on the new Windows 7?

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    Although you would want to do things a little different on a production environment, this will get you going: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html

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    Personally, I don't like "canned" scripts (wiggsfly is xampp and BPartch is M$ with IIS) which install the generator's version of the server apps that are required. I learned to install the complete Apache/MySQL/PHP (and myPHPAdmin) suite using Kevin Yank's book and have NEVER looked back. Yes, WinDoze 7 is a new creature but it cant' be much changed from dealing with Vista. There ARE threads here which discuss that but, using Kevin's book (FREE Chapter One is INSTALLATION) as a checklist, you can STOP IIS and install the versions you choose (so you can update individual components as your host updates - matching your production environment IS important).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklynn View Post
    Personally, I don't like "canned" scripts (wiggsfly is xampp and BPartch is M$ with IIS) which install the generator's version of the server apps that are required. I learned to install the complete Apache/MySQL/PHP (and myPHPAdmin) suite using Kevin Yank's book and have NEVER looked back. Yes, WinDoze 7 is a new creature but it cant' be much changed from dealing with Vista. There ARE threads here which discuss that but, using Kevin's book (FREE Chapter One is INSTALLATION) as a checklist, you can STOP IIS and install the versions you choose (so you can update individual components as your host updates - matching your production environment IS important).

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    I got it all worked out.

    Having never worked-in, touched, or read about any Vista I was a bit hesitant to get a new machine with Windows 7 on it, but took the plunge. It took a little bit of research to figure out why I couldn't edit my httpd.conf and php.ini files directly in their installed directories.

    After a few hours of searching and matching up all the correct paths, it was pretty straight forward - similar to an XP install and configuration of the 3 components.

    Also, just as a heads up to any would-be installers. Apache 2.2 now has a dedicated virtual hosts file instead of always having to update your httpd.conf file with vhost updates.

    Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradical1379 View Post
    Also, just as a heads up to any would-be installers. Apache 2.2 now has a dedicated virtual hosts file instead of always having to update your httpd.conf file with vhost updates.
    Yes, that is very nice but you MUST enable the link to the httpd-vhosts.conf file in httpd.conf for it to work. "Newbies" might miss that part.

    'Glad you got it working!

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