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Apache 2.2.9-OpenSSL/MySQL 5.0.67/PHP 2.2.6

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Hi there. I am experimenting with Apache/MySQL/PHP to set up a contact list.

Background
Am a bit of a dabbler. Downloaded MySQL 5.0.67 for windows and Apache 2.2.9 with OpenSSL-0.9.8h-r2 and PHP 5.2.6 to experiment on my PC with WinXP with SP2 before perhaps trying a Linux server system.

Full install of MySQL and Apache both work separately. But a full install of PHP failed. Now I wish to uninstall PHP and try a default PHP install but the uninstall fails. Even the repair (start/control panel/add programs/change) did not help.

First Question:
Is there a way to uninstall PHP and start over on Win XP with SP2 or is a system restore the best solution?

Second Question:
A product called WampServer mentions Apache 2.2.8/MySQL 5.0.51b/PHP 5.2.6 - has anyone experimented with WampServer?

Third Question:
This raises inter-product compatability issues with a follow on question being:
Has anyone got Apache 2.2.9 ssl to work with MySQL 5.0.67 and PHP 5.2.6?

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Aug 20 '08 #1
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Atli
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Hi.

How did the PHP installation fail?
Installing PHP isn't all that complex, even without the installer program.
Simply getting the zip package from php.net, unzipping that into a directory, adding the directory to the PATH variable and setting up the PHP module in Apache should do the trick.
(Unless I'm forgetting something. Ages since I did this on Windows :P)

Never tried Wamp or anything like it, but I've heard good things about XAMPP.

As to the SSL thing, I recently set up a Linux server to develop on. I just used Ubuntu server and installed everything from their package repositories.
If your setting up a simple development server I would highly recommend this. Very easy to to set up and maintain, and it is supposed to be one of the more secure Linux servers.

Took a little effort but I got SSL running on that to, although I have only tried it with self-signed certificates.
Server signiture reads as:
Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.3 with Suhosin-Patch mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8g

Would have prefered the latest versions of course, but I didn't really feel it was worth the effort of compiling and configuring it myself. (Plus I'm lazy :P)
Aug 20 '08 #2

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Hi Atli. Thanks for the response

Have been quite busy with other stuff and am a bit rusty with this stuff - hence the dumb PHP install combined with the fact that the times I have played with Apache it has been on Linux. Did a compile of apache 2.0.47 with Tomcat 4.29 & mod_jk for a web map server but that was on RedHat 9 or Fedora and it was ages ago. Being rusty and lacking a Linux Box I thought windows would be easier :-( - obviously not.......
The unzipping/windows path option seems better than an installer option - easier to remove too if it fails as one never knows what an installer does.

OK. Where did PHP install fail.....Should have read the manual first :-(
Warning the manual said - dont install everything - obviously I had. Thus my calls for help here.

Did do a system restore though and had a look at WampServer (Apache 2.2.8/MySQL 5.0.51b/PHP 5.2.6). It seems to manage the Apache/MySQL/PHP compatability connection stuff in windows.

XAMPP seems better for what it contains though. I have a clean windows PC now and may try XAMPP for windows or WampServer and try not to use an installer. Windows ver has Apache 2.2.9-OpenSSL0.9.8h/PHP5.2.6.


As an aside, I do want to set up either MapServer or Deegree (web map servers) on Linux so may just install Ubuntu or Red Hat or Fedora. Just completed an MSc in GIS and have data to diseminate.

I see that a Tomcat extension exists for XAMPP so I guess it is the one stop shop :-)

Again. Thanks for the XAMPP referal that looks good.

Chow

Hi.

How did the PHP installation fail?
Installing PHP isn't all that complex, even without the installer program.
Simply getting the zip package from php.net, unzipping that into a directory, adding the directory to the PATH variable and setting up the PHP module in Apache should do the trick.
(Unless I'm forgetting something. Ages since I did this on Windows :P)

Never tried Wamp or anything like it, but I've heard good things about XAMPP.

As to the SSL thing, I recently set up a Linux server to develop on. I just used Ubuntu server and installed everything from their package repositories.
If your setting up a simple development server I would highly recommend this. Very easy to to set up and maintain, and it is supposed to be one of the more secure Linux servers.

Took a little effort but I got SSL running on that to, although I have only tried it with self-signed certificates.
Server signiture reads as:
Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.3 with Suhosin-Patch mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8g

Would have prefered the latest versions of course, but I didn't really feel it was worth the effort of compiling and configuring it myself. (Plus I'm lazy :P)
Aug 20 '08 #3

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