Hi everybody I’m new hear to web designing, I’m currently trying to finish installing the Apache server. I went through all the steps from the book “Build Your own Database Driven web site using php & Mysql” by Kevin Yank up to page 19. On page 18 step 8. It says I should pull up the Apache Service Monitor window. Then at the bottom I should see “Apache/2.211 (Win32) PHP/5.2.9-1” (which means I installed it correctly). Instead when I go to the apache icon at the tool box at the bottom of the computer and try to start apache. I get a error message saying “The requested operation has failed”. When I right click and go to the Apache monitor, at the bottom I only see Apache/2.211.
I’m lost and don’t know what to do. Help would be much appreciated.
Now, that’s an open question with too many possible answers to guess at here.
HOWEVER, it’s likely that you’ve missed some configuration steps, e.g., modify PATH, Disable IIS (if you got the monitor, you probably did that already) but the most likely problem is that Apache either isn’t looking for PHP (did you add the AddType and Load Module for PHP?) or can’t find your PHP installation (use quotes in the LoadModule if there are spaces in your WinDoze path).
Not being there to help, I’d recommend that you RECHECK all your work against a checklist using Kevin’s Chapter 1 as a guide. I don’t believe that he used to have the “disable IIS” so that may not be there but IIS captures Port 80 before Apache can so they don’t coexist nicely. I’ve STOPPED IIS and used its properties (in services.msc) to tell it NOT to load with Windows. Other than that, Kevin’s guide does cover all the configuration tasks you need to perform.
I’m trying to work my first php website with apache server. I saved the file to the web root directory of my local web server. Just like it told me to do on page 50 on “How to build your own database driven web site using php & mysql” by Kevin Yank. When I put “http://localhost/today.php into the browser I get “ Not Found The requested URL /today.php was not found on this server.” I’m not sure what the problem is, but I don’t think my OS (operationg system) is acknowledging php files, because when I save today.php on the deskstop and click on it I get “Microsoft digital image 2006”.
I agree. If the server doesn’t know what to do with a certain file extension, it won’t give you a 404, it’ll have a different error. I have experienced where php file-handler isn’t set, and apache will then download the file rather than serving it. I’m not sure if that’s the case across the board with non-defined file handlers.