Apache Config

I am in the httpd.conf for the Apache program to make PHP program work as a plugin. I found the first part and correct it, its the last section(that is highlighted in Red) I don’t understand what I am Suppose to do according to the instructions, I need help

Look for the existing line in this file that begins with DirectoryIndex, shown
here:

<IfModule dir_module>
DirectoryIndex index.html
</IfModule>

This line tells Apache which filenames to use when it looks for the default page
for a given directory. Add index.php to the end of this line:

<IfModule dir_module>
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
</IfModule>

[COLOR=“#FF0000”]4. All of the remaining options in this long and intimidating configuration file
should have been set up correctly by the Apache install program. All you need
to do is add the following lines to the very end of the file:

LoadModule php5_module “C:/PHP/php5apache2_2.dll”
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
PHPIniDir “C:/PHP”

Make sure the LoadModule and PHPIniDir lines point to your PHP installation
directory, and note the use of forward slashes (/) instead of backslashes (\) in
the paths.
PHP[/COLOR]

pat,

Simply add the LoadModule, AddType and PHPIniDir lines at the end of the httpd.conf then restart Apache.

Of course, you MUST have unzipped the PHP files in the C:\PHP directory for the LoadModule and PHPIniDir directives to be successful.

Regards,

DK

pat,

I should have mentioned, too, that Win 7 and Vista’s security makes it a major PITA to have Apache installed in a protected directory (i.e., Program Files) so it really should be installed OUTSIDE protected directories. The reason for that is to make it simpler to edit httpd.conf and httpd-vhosts.conf - not to mention your htdocs directory will be impossible to load and edit website files!

Regards,

DK

Thanks for your reply David, but I am still not clear on my first Question. For example there is alot of loadmodule files is it all the files that i have to change(the files are below). Please forgive me I usually figure these things out very quickly

LoadModule actions_module modules/mod_actions.so
LoadModule alias_module modules/mod_alias.so
LoadModule asis_module modules/mod_asis.so
LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/mod_auth_basic.so
#LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/mod_auth_digest.so
#LoadModule authn_alias_module modules/mod_authn_alias.so
#LoadModule authn_anon_module modules/mod_authn_anon.so
#LoadModule authn_dbd_module modules/mod_authn_dbd.so
#LoadModule authn_dbm_module modules/mod_authn_dbm.so
LoadModule authn_default_module modules/mod_authn_default.so
LoadModule authn_file_module modules/mod_authn_file.so
#LoadModule authnz_ldap_module modules/mod_authnz_ldap.so
#LoadModule authz_dbm_module modules/mod_authz_dbm.so
LoadModule authz_default_module modules/mod_authz_default.so
LoadModule authz_groupfile_module modules/mod_authz_groupfile.so
LoadModule authz_host_module modules/mod_authz_host.so
#LoadModule authz_owner_module modules/mod_authz_owner.so
LoadModule authz_user_module modules/mod_authz_user.so
LoadModule autoindex_module modules/mod_autoindex.so
#LoadModule cache_module modules/mod_cache.so
#LoadModule cern_meta_module modules/mod_cern_meta.so
LoadModule cgi_module modules/mod_cgi.so
#LoadModule charset_lite_module modules/mod_charset_lite.so
#LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
#LoadModule dav_fs_module modules/mod_dav_fs.so
#LoadModule dav_lock_module modules/mod_dav_lock.so
#LoadModule dbd_module modules/mod_dbd.so
#LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so
LoadModule dir_module modules/mod_dir.so
#LoadModule disk_cache_module modules/mod_disk_cache.so
#LoadModule dumpio_module modules/mod_dumpio.so
LoadModule env_module modules/mod_env.so
#LoadModule expires_module modules/mod_expires.so
#LoadModule ext_filter_module modules/mod_ext_filter.so
#LoadModule file_cache_module modules/mod_file_cache.so
#LoadModule filter_module modules/mod_filter.so
#LoadModule headers_module modules/mod_headers.so
#LoadModule ident_module modules/mod_ident.so
#LoadModule imagemap_module modules/mod_imagemap.so
LoadModule include_module modules/mod_include.so
#LoadModule info_module modules/mod_info.so
LoadModule isapi_module modules/mod_isapi.so
#LoadModule ldap_module modules/mod_ldap.so
#LoadModule logio_module modules/mod_logio.so
LoadModule log_config_module modules/mod_log_config.so
#LoadModule log_forensic_module modules/mod_log_forensic.so
#LoadModule mem_cache_module modules/mod_mem_cache.so
LoadModule mime_module modules/mod_mime.so
#LoadModule mime_magic_module modules/mod_mime_magic.so
LoadModule negotiation_module modules/mod_negotiation.so
#LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
#LoadModule proxy_ajp_module modules/mod_proxy_ajp.so
#LoadModule proxy_balancer_module modules/mod_proxy_balancer.so
#LoadModule proxy_connect_module modules/mod_proxy_connect.so
#LoadModule proxy_ftp_module modules/mod_proxy_ftp.so
#LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so
#LoadModule proxy_scgi_module modules/mod_proxy_scgi.so
#LoadModule reqtimeout_module modules/mod_reqtimeout.so
#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
LoadModule setenvif_module modules/mod_setenvif.so
#LoadModule speling_module modules/mod_speling.so
#LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so
#LoadModule status_module modules/mod_status.so
#LoadModule substitute_module modules/mod_substitute.so
#LoadModule unique_id_module modules/mod_unique_id.so
#LoadModule userdir_module modules/mod_userdir.so
#LoadModule usertrack_module modules/mod_usertrack.so
#LoadModule version_module modules/mod_version.so
#LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/mod_vhost_alias.so

pat,

Now you’ve asked a personal preference question.

I leave the defaults as is and UNcomment (remove the leading #) for rewrite_module (to enable mod_rewrite - you have but to look through this forum to see what that does for you) and speling_module (a nifty module which will correct limited typos in the URI (capitalization errors and a limited number of missing or transposed characters in a filename).

Regards,

DK

Thank you David