Apache Install - No Services Installed

Hi

I have just purchased the book Build your own Database Driven Web Site using PHP & MySql. I thought I would get a head start on the book by downloading the preview and starting off on that.

However, I have hit a snag after installing the Apache Server. It says that once installed if you click on the icon in the taskbar, you can start the Apache2.2 server (or it will already be running). But instead all I get is No services installed or right click and it says Open Apache Monitor or Open Services.

So I am now really confused. I have searched the forums and found numerous solutions to install problems (and tried them all) but it doesn’t seem to have fixed it at all.

Please help?!!!

thecatgsy

ps I am running Windows Vista in case that is also an issue (with IIS installed as I am also learning .Net).

cat,

I’ve not read the updated version closely but Kevin’s prior editions made it necessary to read through the entire chapter before starting. As for IIS, I turned it off (services.msc in XP) to prevent the conflict over port 80 traffic - as it’s native to http, both IIS and Apache will vie for that port and Apache will always lose on a WinDoze box.

Vista may be a little different but I’d suggest:

  1. Turn off IIS and prevent its starting (look at its properties in the Services panel).

  2. Reinstall Apache on Port 80 - be sure that you have all the other settings correct, too.

  3. The points where Kevin’s book is so useful during installation (it was a great primer for me in my early PHP days) is the configuration items during and immediately after installation of the 4 packages (Apache, MySQL, PHP, phpmyadmin) which are critical to proper operation.

Regards,

DK

DK

THanks for the tips.

I will try this later, however, I want to keep IIS running as I am still working with ASP.Net.

When you install Apache it gives you the option to install and run off port 8080 which I selected. But when I put that in localhost:8080 it just says error. Which I think is something to do with Apache2.2 not being installed.

When I open the Apache Service Monitor there is no servers available. But the way I understood the preview of the book installing Apache will install Apache 2.2.

Cheers
thecatgsy

cat,

If you installed Apache on 8080, it would have been connected to that port and work normally (provided localhost:8080 was used).

Regards,

DK